A jury has been sworn in for the trial of the former Chief Executive of Anglo Irish Bank, David Drumm.
The 51 year old who lives in Skerries denies conspiring to defraud depositors and investors at Anglo Irish Bank.
David Drumm replied "not guilty" when the two charges were put to him this morning. He’s accused of conspiring to defraud depositors and investors at Anglo Irish Bank by dishonestly creating the impression that deposits in 2008 were €7.2 billion euro larger than they were.
The former Chief Executive of Anglo is also charged with false accounting.
Judge Karen O’Connor told the potential jurors - they should not serve if they’ve strong views on Anglo and felt they couldn’t deal with the matter fairly. Anyone who expressed themselves in public - including online - regarding Anglo, the banking crisis or bankers was also advised not to serve.
An enlarged jury of 15 people has now been sworn in – which is made up of 8 men and 7 women. The jurors were told to be available for 5 months.
They’ve been sent home until tomorrow morning and were told not to research the case.