Suspended solicitor is arrested in probe into alleged €4m theft (via

Man (54) questioned by garda fraud squad in relation to 40 client complaints

A 54-year-old solicitor has been arrested as part of an investigation into the theft of more than €4m from his clients.

The arrest of the west Dublin-based lawyer happened this week following a lengthy investigation by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB).

Fraud squad detectives have been investigating the case for several years after it was referred to gardaí by the Law Society, which received 40 separate complaints in relation to the man’s alleged activities involving the misappropriation of funds.

The solicitor is suspected of stealing money from clients who had lodged it with him in relation to mortgages, land transactions and estate matters.

It is alleged that just over €4m was stolen from 40 people. The Law Society has so far refunded €1.6m to the alleged victims.

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