03/01/2013

Seán Quinn Released After Contempt Sentence

Following a nine-week sentence for contempt of court, businessman Seán Quinn has been released from Mountjoy Prison.

Mr Quinn was released from the training unit in the prison shortly after 9am on Thursday.

Last June, Judge Elizabeth Dunne found Mr Quinn in contempt of court orders prohibiting interference with the Quinn's €500m International Property Group.

The case had been adjourned to allow him to take steps to reverse the asset-stripping scheme.

However, IBRC said in court that nothing had been done and no steps had been taken to unwind the scheme.

Mr Quinn, who was jailed on 2 November, was granted temporary release from prison for three days - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephen's Day.

(H/GK)


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