Judge unavailable for fraud case; sentencing delayed a week

Sentencing has been delayed by a week in the case of a struck-off solicitor and an elderly businessman who defrauded a bank of almost €9m.

Ex-solicitor John Duffy of Clogheen, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare and 78-year-old Tony McAuliffe, a former jockey of Furze, Co Kildare pleaded guilty to dishonestly obtaining a loan from Investec Bank with the intent of making gain in 2009.

They were due to be sentenced today but a circuit court judge was not available to finalise the case.

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