Fitzpatrick arrested, facing 12 new charges

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick is to be charged with 12 further breaches of company law. 

Mr Fitzpatrick, who is already accused of unlawfully helping to back a group of investors to buy shares in the financial institution in 2008, was arrested this morning.

Gardaí attached to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement detained the 64-year-old. He was taken to the Bridewell garda station, where he was charged.
Det Inspector Raymond Kavanagh told the court that Mr FitzPatrick responded with “no comment” when each of the 12 charges was read to him.

Judge Michael Walsh put the matter back to March 1 next year for service of the book of evidence.