Friday, August 30 15:01:11
Solicitor Michael Lynn has been arrested in Brazil after fleeing Ireland over five years ago leaving debts of over E80 million.
The 43-year-old is being detained following a bilateral arrangement between Ireland and Brazil, RTE news reported today.
The High Court in Dublin issued a warrant for his arrest and the case was sent to the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation.
The Director Public Prosecutions has directed that Mr Lynn face criminal charges.
There is no extradition agreement between the two countries but the State is seeking his return to face trial in Ireland for alleged fraud offences.
Mr Lynn has not been seen in Ireland since a warrant was issued for his arrest five years ago after he failed to turn up in the High Court.
He moved between a number of European countries and the United States before settling in Brazil.