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 Post subject: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:14 pm 
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Its being discussed in at least 2 threads so I thought it deserved its own.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0125/callelyi.html

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Mr Callely was arrested at his home in Clontarf this afternoon by detectives from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation.

The Bureau began an investigation after allegations emerged that false invoices may have been submitted and monies paid to Mr Callely for mobile phone expenses.


AFAIK this was a good bit more than inflating a mileage claim or bending the spirit of a rule that had no definitions. What he "allegedly" did here was fake an invoice for approx 3000 euro from a company which ceased trading and had been de-listed by the CSO for a couple (4?) years. The previous owner had no knowledge or participation in the fraud and I believe was one of the original complaints to the Oireachtas once it became known.

Callely promptly paid the 3k back

Essentially if true he would have had to deliberately fake the letter head paper etc and submit a completely knowingly fraudulent claim for 3k.

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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:26 pm 
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Any chance of this happening?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/mar/31/jim-devine-sentenced-expenses-fruad

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The former Labour MP Jim Devine has become the third parliamentarian to be jailed over the expenses scandal after being sentenced to 16 months' imprisonment.

The 56-year-old former trade union convenor made false claims totalling £8,385, "knowing full well just how wrong it was and the effect that false claims were having on the public's belief and confidence in parliament", Mr Justice Saunders, passing sentence at the Old Bailey, said.

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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:31 pm 
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Not a chance!

This is Ireland after all, we don't do white collar crime.

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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:32 pm 
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flash wrote:
Any chance of this happening?


Not a hope....
Here you would hear a judgement along the lines of...

"while it may be considered that Mr Callely incorrectly submitted his expenses, the court feels that his strong standing in the community and the fact the sum has been repaid mean a lenient judgement be passed. I submit that Mr Callelys' pension be increased three fold!"

(*clearly this has been proposed as an entirely fictitious scenario and in no way should be considered as anything but a joke!)


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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:38 pm 
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I hope he charged VAT...


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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:42 pm 
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I hope he charged VAT...



Would that add additional tax charges onto him ?


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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Terra Incognita wrote:
Its being discussed in at least 2 threads so I thought it deserved its own.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0125/callelyi.html

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Mr Callely was arrested at his home in Clontarf this afternoon by detectives from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation.

The Bureau began an investigation after allegations emerged that false invoices may have been submitted and monies paid to Mr Callely for mobile phone expenses.


AFAIK this was a good bit more than inflating a mileage claim or bending the spirit of a rule that had no definitions. What he "allegedly" did here was fake an invoice for approx 3000 euro from a company which ceased trading and had been de-listed by the CSO for a couple (4?) years. The previous owner had no knowledge or participation in the fraud and I believe was one of the original complaints to the Oireachtas once it became known.

Callely promptly paid the 3k back

Essentially if true he would have had to deliberately fake the letter head paper etc and submit a completely knowingly fraudulent claim for 3k.


My potentially faulty memory is that he managed to obtain old or copied headed paper after the demise of the company, and the submission of the claims was exactly as you said, a seemingly knowingly fraudulent one. But I do stand to be corrected.


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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:25 pm 
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Could he be breaching the advertising standards here?

http://www.ivorcallely.ie/

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Name: Ivor Callely

Address: 191 Howth Road, Killester, Dublin 3.

Ivor Callely has a keen business sense, he has extensive and significant knowledge of the business community. He is at the cutting edge of the current economic challenges.

Ivor devoted and dedicated an enormous amount of his personal time and resources to public life. Over the past 25 years, he enjoyed a successful career in politics. During this time he held various positions of responsibility at Parliamentary, Local and National level including Ministerial Portfolios. He was also Head of the Irish Delegation to the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe)

Ivor is well respected for his cordial and understanding manner, extensive knowledge and a remarkable determination. He has an excellent track record and is recognised for his objective handling of issues, fair approach and decisive performance.

To contact Ivor, click ivor@ivorcallely.ie.

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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:14 am 
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High profile arrests will be the extent of sheeple distraction for all bond sales from here on
McAteer arrested in Nov, day before the last sale

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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:38 pm 
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Released !!as predicted by several posters

http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0126/callelyi.html

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While Mrs Mop who robs a loaf of bread does time.

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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:00 pm 
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High profile arrests will be the extent of sheeple distraction for all bond sales from here on
McAteer arrested in Nov, day before the last sale


Who was it before that? Is this not the third such styled deceit?

I am no longer angry with these people to be honest. I pity them. I pity their world view. I pity their sense of delusion and waste of life they spend holding onto a most corrupt and malfunction perception that leads them to believe what they are engaged in is of any consequence.

They should be endlessly thankful for our greater pity for now.

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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:23 pm 
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Wonder what it will take for them to release the findings of the Mahon Tribunal .... WWIII ?


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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
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Wonder what it will take for them to release the findings of the Mahon Tribunal .... WWIII ?
They'll arrest Bertie Ahern to distract from the Rapture.


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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:53 pm 
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Who was it before that? Is this not the third such styled deceit?


Nothing to see here

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 Post subject: Re: Callely arrested over mobile phone receipts
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:16 am 
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mr_anderson wrote:
Wonder what it will take for them to release the findings of the Mahon Tribunal .... WWIII ?
They'll arrest Bertie Ahern to distract from the Rapture.


Most outside onlookers must reckon the Rapture has already happened in Ireland ... judging by the number of empties. That would mean we're in the Great Tribulation now. Hmmmm.... could be something in that.

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