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Lynn trial jury sent home after being told he is still unwell
Former solicitor Michael Lynn arriving at Criminal Courts of Justice last month Pic:RollingNews.ie

03 May 2022 / courts Print

Lynn trial jury sent home, told he is still unwell

The jury in the multi-million-euro theft trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn has been sent home again after being told he is still unwell.

The trial, which is now in its 13th week, was put on pause last week after it emerged Mr Lynn had tested positive for COVID-19.

The jury returned to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today to resume the trial, but Judge Martin Nolan told them Mr Lynn is still ill.

“There's no work for you today,” Judge Nolan said. “You will be contacted tonight to see what can be done. We're going to have to work it out somehow.”

He adjourned the trial to tomorrow (4 May).

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.

Not guilty plea

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 was previously told the trial was expected to finish in mid-May.

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