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Judgment reserved in Thomas 'Slab' Murphy tax evasion trial

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy arrives at the non-jury Special Criminal Court in Dublin for an earlier appearance. Picture by Niall Carson, PA
Ed Carty, Press Association
JUDGES in the non-jury trial of prominent republican Thomas 'Slab Murphy on tax evasion charges have reserved judgment. Mr Justice Paul Butler adjourned the trial at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin on Wednesday until December 17. Murphy (66) from Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth, denies nine charges of tax evasion. The case relates to the alleged failure to comply with tax laws in the Irish Republic by not furnishing authorities with a return of income, profits or gains or the sources of them over eight years from 1996 to 2004. Mr Justice Butler, presid[...]
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