8 January 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A former Clones solicitor came before Monaghan District Court on Monday on 16 charges relating to offences under the Criminal Justice Theft and Fraud Offences Act.

Forty-nine-year-old Paul Madden, The Diamond, Clones was remanded until the February 1 sittings of the court for further mention of his case.

Detective Garda Sergeant Sean G McClafferty told the court that it was estimated that it would take four weeks for service of the Book of Evidence in the matter.

The charges against Mr Madden all refer to offences alleged to have taken place at the premises of Paul Madden & Co, Fitzpatrick Square, Clones.

He is charged that on a date unknown between July 15 and August 14 2013 he stole property, to wit monies, to the value of €27,500, property of Edward McDermott; that he stole monies to the value of €36,982.08 property of Peter McGurk on December 13 2011; and that he stole monies to the value of €68,991.46 property of Barry Langan and Rose Langan between May 1 2008 and September 16 2013.

He is further charged with stealing €77,986.93, property of Peter McCabe, on August 31 2010; and stealing €60,650 the property of Sandra McMahon and Paul Dobbin on a date unknown between October 1 2006 and September 16 2013.

Other charges allege that the defendant stole sums of €109,377.48 (on March 28 2012), €32,500.53 (March 8 2012) and €34,866.91 (March 8 2012) property of John James Caulfield.

Mr Madden is also charged with stealing the sums of €36,198.86 and €17,277.58 the property of Georgina Skelton on August 28 2009; stealing €50,313.11 from Ms Skelton on August 31 2009; and stealing sums of €79,152.72 and €59,682.53 from the same alleged injured party on the respective dates of April 30 and May 21 2009.

Other charges are that he stole monies to the value of €46,841.14, and €80,000, from John Henry Skelton on the ….

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