Console founder’s widow Patricia Kelly in court over money laundering
12 Oct 2020

The widow of the late founder of suicide prevention charity Console has appeared in court charged with fraudulent trading and money laundering over a ten year period.

The case of Patricia Kelly, 59, was mentioned briefly in Dublin circuit criminal court yesterday morning.

Ms Kelly, of Alexandra Manor, Clane, Co Kildare, is the widow of the charity’s former chief executive Paul Kelly, who died earlier this year.

The court was told that Patrick Gageby, SC, will be defending her. An arraignment date was requested and Judge Martin Nolan set a date of December 2.

Ms Kelly did not speak during the brief mention except to confirm that she was in attendance.

She is charged with two counts of fraudulent trading and one count of money laundering on dates between December 2006 and July 2016.

On the first count she is charged that between December 6, 2006 and May 31, 2015, she was knowingly a party to the carrying on of a business — Console Suicide Bereavement Counselling Ltd — for fraudulent purpose; namely the misuse of the company’s property, which was intended to be applied to the objectives of the company.

By Isabel Hayes, The Times, 10 October 2020

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