FILE - Picture taken on October 20, 1991 at Dublin showing Irish centre Brendan Mullin being tackled by Australia’s Michael Lynagh as hooker Philip Kearns arrives in support during the quarter-final of the 1991 Rugby World Cup. Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP
FILE - Picture taken on October 20, 1991 at Dublin showing Irish centre Brendan Mullin being tackled by Australia’s Michael Lynagh as hooker Philip Kearns arrives in support during the quarter-final of the 1991 Rugby World Cup. Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Former British and Irish Lions star charged with stealing nearly R10 million

By AFP Time of article published Sep 21, 2021

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Former Ireland rugby international Brendan Mullin appeared in court in Dublin on Tuesday charged with stealing nearly 600,000 euros from the Bank of Ireland.

Mullin, a former British and Irish Lions centre, appeared before Dublin District Court following an investigation by the Irish police's National Economic Crime Bureau.

The 57-year-old has been hit with nine counts of stealing 573,000 euros (£495,900, $677,000) from the Bank of Ireland between 2011 and 2013.

The former managing director of Bank of Ireland private banking is accused of deceiving two people to sign a payment instruction to make a gain for himself or another.

Mullin, who scored a then national record of 17 tries in the 55 Tests he played for Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s, made no comment when informed of the charges, according to a detective in the court.

Mullin was released on bail of £8,584 and is due back in court on November 11.

AFP

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