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3 Kildare Residents Appear In Court Accused Of Illegal Money Laundering

Three people have appeared before the Special Criminal Court accused of laundering money allegedly made through criminal means.

They are Declan Brady, of Wolstan Abbey, Celbridge, County Kildare; his wife Deirdre, and 36yo Erika Lukacs, with an address at Lakeland in Naas.

Mr Brady and Ms Lukacs are both facing 16 charges of money laundering.

On Jan 24th 2017, both are accused of hiding €2k and £10k in cash, believed to be the proceeds of a crime, in a red bin, at an address known as ‘The Dairy’ on Rathasker Road in Naas. Just under €270,000 in cash was also found in the attic.

Mr Brady is further accused of moving money through various bank accounts, while Ms Lukacs is accused of doing the same through AIB over a four-year period.

Deirdre Brady, is facing 36 charges of money laundering, dating from 2012 to the end of 2016. Most of them relate to the alleged movement of money through various bank accounts in her name. Some accounts were also in her husband’s name

Declan and Deirdre Brady are also accused of using money believed to be the proceeds of crime to discharge sums owed to the Druids Glen Hotel in County Wicklow.

The cases are due back in court next month.

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