A pensioner has received a six-month suspended prison term after he got caught up in an internet scam and €120,000 was ‘laundered’ through his bank account.

ames O’Rourke (76) admitted two charges of money laundering after an elaborate fraud in which the money passed through his bank account from firms in France and Sweden.

Cork Circuit Criminal Court heard he was “sucked into a Facebook friendship” with a woman based in the United States and then “unwisely” allowed his account to be apparently used as part…

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