Friday, October 19 08:03:11
The former billionaire Sean Quinn will find out if Irish Bank Resolution Corporation wants him sent to jail when he comes before the High Court today. Quinn's son, Sean junior, will likewise find out what the bank wants in relation to him when the contempt case brought by the State-owned bank comes back before Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne. In June she found both men guilty of contempt. She made a similar finding against Quinn's nephew, Peter Darragh Quinn.
When the issue came before her in July she decided to jail Quinn junior and issued a warrant for the arrest of Peter Quinn, who did not attend before the court on that date. She adjourned the issue of a punishment for Quinn senior. The family has admitted it has sought to put valuable property assets beyond the reach of the bank, but has denied the bank's charge that it continued to do so after a 2011 order that they desist. A three-month sentence imposed on Quinn junior, in relation to a transaction involving $500,000, ends tomorrow. However the bank says he has not purged the contempt and also says that it has discovered new evidence which it says shows Quinn misled the court during contempt hearings earlier this year. This new evidence may be presented to Ms Justice Dunne