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Trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chief David Drumm adjourned for two weeks

The trial of the former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank has been adjourned for two weeks to deal with legal arguments.

David Drumm, 51, has pleaded not guilty to two fraud-related offences linked to his running of the lender.

They surround deposits in the bank in 2008.

Drumm is charged with conspiring to "dishonestly" create the false and misleading impression that they were 7.2 billion euro (£6.4 billion) larger than they were.

He is also accused of making use of misleading, false or deceptive accounts with the intention of making a gain for himself and causing a loss for depositors.

Drumm sat in the dock at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court dressed in a dark suit.

On Thursday new jurors were sworn after a number were excused from serving.

Judge Karen O'Connor told them they would not be needed until January 29, when the trial is expected to begin.

She said it was not at all unusual for such a step to be taken.

"It happens so that legal arguments can take place," she said.

She again warned jurors to refrain from searching for related information on the internet or discussing the case with anyone else.

Drumm, from Shenick Avenue in Skerries, Co Dublin, was appointed Anglo's chief executive in January 2005 and resigned in December 2008.

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