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Thomas 'Slab' Murphy convicted of tax evasion

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy arriving at the non-jury Special Criminal Court in Dublin for an earlier appearance. Picture by Niall Carson, PA
Ed Carty, Press Assocation
PROMINENT republican Thomas Murphy has been found guilty of tax evasion at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. The 66-year-old, from Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth, a farm that straddles the border, denied nine charges of failing to comply with tax laws in the Republic. Following a 32-day trial at the three judge Special Criminal Court in Dublin, Murphy was convicted on all nine charges. The prosecution alleged the farmer did not furnish authorities with a return of income, profits or gains or the sources of them over eight years from 1996 to 2004. Judge Paul But[...]
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