Sean Fitzpatrick arrested at dawn in Dublin airport
FORMER Anglo Irish chairman Sean Fitzpatrick was arrested this morning at Dublin airport by members of the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation unit.
He was arrested just after 5.30 am and taken to the Bridewell Garda station. It is believed he was returning from holidays when he was arrested.
He is expected to appear in the court of Criminal Justice later this morning.
The arrest has been made as part of an ongoing investigation by Gardai into alleged financial irregularities at the former Anglo Irish Bank.
Yesterday two senior executives with the former Anglo Bank were the first to be charged in the probe into the lender.
Former Anglo finance director Willie McAteer and the bank's ex-managing director Patrick Whelan were alleged to have provided unlawful financial help to the so-called 'Maple 10' group of Irish investors.
They both face up to five years in jail for each of the 16 charges of advising and lending millions to the golden circle of investors to falsely inflate Anglo's share prices.
This morning’s arrest is the third for the former Anglo Chairman Fitzpatrick.
He was released without charge after being arrested by appointment at Bray Garda Station in December last year. He was previously arrested at his home and detained overnight.
After his release Gardai sent a number of files to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
- Independent.ie reporters