The court heard today that the two men in Belfast are facing a “huge” number of accusations in connection with the investigation of millions of pounds of alleged bank fraud.
John Cartmill, 41, and Paul Diamond, 59, have been accused of colluding as part of a fraud allegation targeting financial institutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
police It claims an estimated loss of around £ 3m.
Cartmill at Coolnasilla Park West faces a total of 46 accusations, including 39 fraudulent misrepresentations.
He makes a series of phone calls, emails, personal gains and losses to other banks between 2019 and 2020, up to seven different banks. Allegedly claimed to be a customer or employee of.
He also allegedly entered into an arrangement to acquire criminal property and conceal or divert it between August 2016 and March 2020.
Both men have been jointly charged with a conspiracy to commit fraud by misrepresenting them by email or phone.
Dan Marie’s White Glen Diamond faces an additional 14 frauds with false statements by claiming to be either a bank clerk or a customer.
Defendant is currently on bail and neither attended as the case was first filed in the Belfast Magistrates’ Court today.
But the detective said she could connect the pair to all accusations against them. She then confirmed that “this investigation is cross-border.”
“This is a particularly complex case, and I think it will take a long time before the files are ready to be submitted,” said Ciaran Toner, a lawyer at Cartmill, calling for a long-term postponement.
District Judge Greg McCourt has agreed to list the next hearing on 28 July. Defendants are prohibited from contacting each other and should also notify the police if they intend to travel outside Northern Ireland.
“Obviously there are a huge number of bills and details, and it will definitely take a lot of time,” McCourt added.
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Belfast man facing charges related to alleged multi-million pound bank fraud
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