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HMRC seek forfeiture of cash seized in Keady woman’s home


Forfeiture applications are to be sought for cash seized from three people which is believed to have been obtained through crime.

Colleen McConville, from Crossnenagh Road in Keady, along with husband and wife Karl and Nicola Heron from Fairhill Grove, Cookstown all had properties searched on April 24, 2021.

£12,420 was seized in McConville’s home while £20,000 was seized from a property associated with the Herons’ at Crancussy Road, Cookstown.

Counsel on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs told Dungannon Magistrates’ Court: “There are currently ongoing criminal proceedings in the background, so while there is an application for forfeiture, an adjournment is also sought, pending resolution of the criminal proceedings.”

She added the criminal proceedings should be concluded in around six months when “HMRC would have a better idea of how this will go”.

Lawyers acting for the three defendants confirmed the adjournment was not objected to.

Deputy District Judge Trevor Browne agreed to adjourn the matter until October, when the case status will be reviewed.

Meanwhile HMRC were asked to clarify the nature of the criminal proceedings in question and while this is being looked at there has been no response at the time of publishing.

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