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Defendant ex-solicitor tests positive for virus
Michael Lynn

25 Apr 2022 / courts Print

Defendant ex-solicitor tests positive for virus

The multi-million-euro theft trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn has been adjourned for a week after Lynn tested positive for Covid-19.

Judge Martin Nolan told the jury in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court trial today that the trial will resume on Tuesday, May 3.

“It appears Mr Lynn has Covid,” Judge Nolan told the court.

Financial institutions

Mr Lynn (53) of Millbrook Court, Red Cross, Co Wicklow, is on trial accused of the theft of around €27 million from seven financial institutions. 

He has pleaded not guilty to 21 counts of theft in Dublin between October 23, 2006, and April 20, 2007.

It is the prosecution case that Mr Lynn obtained multiple mortgages on the same properties in a situation where banks were unaware that other institutions were also providing finance.

The prosecution case against him has concluded and the jury has previously been told the trial is expected to finish in mid-May.

Isabel Hayes
Isabel Hayes
Isabel Hayes is a court reporter with CCC Nuacht Teoranta