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# White Collar Crime

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# Pat Lordan
Garda fraud chief: Ireland's 'crazy' system for hunting white collar criminals must change
Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Lordan said current investigation system is “crazy”.
Justice Minister launches plan to help tackle white-collar crime and corruption
McEntee said that the plan is being put in place to ensure those who engage in white-collar criminality are caught and punished.
# hamilton report
Gardaí to get access to suspects' phones as part of plan to tackle white-collar crime and corruption
A review had also recommended that the Ethics Acts be strengthened to address instances where breaches come to light after Oireachtas members have left office.
# approved
'White collar crimes will not be tolerated': Cabinet backing for new anti-money laundering laws
The new bill will give enhanced powers to the gardaí and the Criminal Assets Bureau, Minister Charlie Flanagan said.
# Policy
Ireland's 'unfit' corporate watchdog is about to get a major overhaul
The ODCE was roundly criticised for its role in the collapse of the case against Sean FitzPatrick.
# elaborate scheme
Australian tax office deputy accused of conspiracy to defraud the government of €110 million
His son and daughter were also arrested over the scheme.
# banking error
Explainer: How people on tracker mortgages were shafted by financial institutions
There have been calls for gardaí to investigate the tracker mortgage scandal.
Voices
White collar crime costs far outweigh those of gangland crime, but it's not a priority
There is a lack of political energy around reform, writes John Devitt.
# Money Money Money
Renua Ireland doesn't know how much money it has in its bank account
The party launched its 10 point plan for tackling white-collar crime today.
# transparency ireland
'It has never been easier to get away with white collar crime in Ireland'
Can criminals do more damage with a computer than with a gun in a bank?
# Anglo Trial
Anglo trial hears Seán Fitzpatrick regretted ‘not being more involved’ in Maple 10 deal
Former CFO Matt Moran says that Fitzpatrick expressed concern about the terms of the loan deal.
Voices
Column: Ireland could learn a lot from Hong Kong
Unlike other small open economies, Ireland does not have a single agency dedicated to fighting corruption; our failure to hold people to account for manifest wrongdoing sends a clear message to citizens and international investors.
Voices
Column: How can lay juries cope with serious fraud cases, like that of Anglo Irish Bank?
With over 24 million documents and a court case that could take over six months, the availability of jurors and their understanding of this complex trial is being flagged by legal professionals. Nuala Haughey explores the future of juries in white collar crime cases.
# odce
Ian Drennan is the new Director of Corporate Enforcement
Drennan has been the chief executive of the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority for the last eight years.
# White Collar Crime
Hold white collar crime suspects for longer, says outgoing corporate enforcement director
Paul Appleby, who announced his decision to retire last January but stayed on for an extra six months after discussions with Government, wants Gardaí to be able to hold suspects for longer than 24 hours.
# White Collar Crime
Maximum prison sentence for some white collar crimes doubles
The new legislation is a part of a crackdown on white collar crime.
Voices
Column: There IS white collar crime here - it's just that no-one is jailed for it
This week, regular TheJournal.ie columnist Nick Leeson says that Ireland technically doesn’t have white collar crime – but only because no-one is being properly punished for bad business actions.
Voices
Column: Nick Leeson's 4 lessons learned from 2011
Ireland and a euro break-up, the truth about tribunals, white collar crime and the dangers of ‘pay day’ loans – former trader Nick Leeson rings the closing bell on 2011.
# White Collar Crime
Bruton publishes new legislation aimed at tackling white-collar crime
Those convicted of hard-core competition offences could see fines of up to €5 million, while the maximum prison sentence will be doubled to 10 years.
Voices
Column: Criminal investigations into Anglo Irish Bank are taking too long - and I should know
Former trader Nick Leeson, who spent six and a half years in jail for bringing down Barings Bank, says we can’t afford to delay prosecutions of financial crime.
# Crime
White collar criminals will not be "protected species"
Minister vows to give gardaí and prosecutors powers to bring prosecutions more efficiently and to tackle white collar crime.
# Crime
Shatter publishes new Bill to tackle white collar crime
The justice minister says the bill will reduce delays in prosecutions, targeting offences in banking, fraud and cybercrime.
# DNA Database
Shatter to prioritise laws creating national DNA database
The Minister for Justice tells the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors about his legislative priorities.
LIVE
White-collar crime 'stretches gardaí to the limit'
Statement was made at the annual conference for the association representing garda sergeants and inspectors, the AGSI, in Limerick yesterday afternoon.