Former FF councillor to be sentenced on deception conviction

A former Fianna Fáil councillor has been remanded in custody for sentencing after he was convicted of obtaining money by deception while working as a financial advisor.

38-year-old Gary O'Flynn with an address at Hayfield Drive, Castle Court, Whitechurch, Co Cork had denied a total of 21 sample charges of obtaining money by deception.

A jury of eight men and four women at Cork Circuit Criminal Court found him guilty of 13 counts of obtaining sums totalling €1,000 by deception.

The jury found him not guilty of a further five charges and he was acquitted by direction of a further three.

However, Judge Sean O Donnabhain refused bail and remanded Mr O'Flynn in custody for sentence on June 26.

He acceded to a defence application for free legal aid to allow for the preparation of a psychiatric report on Mr O'Flynn.

Gary O'Flynn was co-opted on to Cork City Council in autumn 2003 to replace his father, former Fianna Fail TD, Noel O'Flynn and he served until December 2008 when he resigned.

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