State will not pay Fitzpatrick legal costs in Anglo case, judge rules

Fitzpatrick pictured outside court following his acquittal.

A judge has ruled the State will not have to pay the legal costs of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman, Sean FitzPatrick.

An application by his legal team that he should not be liable for costs arising from his recent criminal trial was rejected this afternoon by Judge Martin Nolan.

Mr Fitzpatrick was acquitted on all charges after the 48-day trial.

The judge sided with lawyers for the State, who had challenged the costs application and questioned whether Mr FitzPatrick had even paid his own legal fees.

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