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Dublin Man Appeals Conviction For Stealing From Charity For Sick Children

Brendan O'Loughlin
Brendan O'Loughlin

03:11 4 Feb 2019


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A Dublin man has launched an appeal against his conviction for stealing thousands of euro from a charity for sick children.

John Murphy of Church Road in Killiney avoided jail after being found guilty of stealing more than €18,000 from the charity he founded.

The Children to Lapland Appeal sent terminally ill children to see Santa.

John Murphy, who is also known as Con, set it up in 1987.

He used his travel agency to fly the children to see Santa - but it’s since gone into liquidation.

The 68 year old had denied allegations of transferring money from the charity into his personal account.

He said he often used that account for business.

He was given a three year suspended sentence, and banned from fundraising for three years.

John Murphy has now launched an appeal against this conviction.

His barrister is taking issue with comments the trial Judge made to the jury.

The three judges of the Court of Appeal will hand down their decision on a later date.

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