Cork man charged with money laundering and multiple drug offences 

Cork man charged with money laundering and multiple drug offences 
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A book of evidence was served on a man charged with money laundering of over €6,000 in cash and having €17,500 worth of cocaine for sale or supply.

Sergeant John Kelleher confirmed service of the book of evidence on Adam Leahy at Cork District Court.

Judge Olann Kelleher sent the case forward to the present sessions of Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

Leahy of 87 Highfield Park, Ballincollig, is accused of three counts of having drugs for his own use, three more related to having drugs for sale or supply and one for money laundering.

Garda Jeremiah McSweeney charged the defendant that on July 25 2019 at an address at 119 Castlepark, Ballincollig, he had cocaine, he had it had for sale or supply, and had it when it amounted to €17,500, thereby exceeding the €13,000 threshold figure, which allows for the possibility of a mandatory minimum ten-year sentence.

Leahy is charged that on the same date he did engage in concealing the true nature/source/ownership of property, that is, the proceeds of criminal conduct, to wit €6,070, while knowing that the said property was the proceeds of criminal conduct, contrary to the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing) Act 2010.

Finally he is charged with having cannabis for sale or supply at 87 Highfield Park, and having cannabis for his own use and ecstasy (MDMA) for his own use.

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