Kerry engineer to be tried in relation to 36 tax offences

A company director and engineer has been sent forward for trial to Tralee Circuit Court in connection with 36 tax offences. Tralee courthouse2 Graham Cato of Clashatlea, Ballymacelligott is charged with failing to pay over €80,000 in VAT to the Collector General. The court heard the Mr Cato is currently under medical care. Graham Cato, a director of GPC Engineering Limited and a self-employed engineer, faces 36 charges including the failure to submit returns to Revenue and filing incorrect returns. Between dates in 2005 and 2011, it’s alleged that he failed to make VAT returns totalling over €80,000. A large book of evidence was presented to Judge James O’Connor by solicitor Edward O’Sullivan, representing the Revenue Commissioners. Graham Cato’s solicitor, Joe Mannix, said his client was under medical care and had been advised by his doctor not to attend the court. However, the accused had chosen to be present to face the charges. Judge James O’Connor said it was not that bad and that there would be a lot more stress in attending a tight football match. He sent the accused forward for trial to the next sitting of Tralee Circuit Criminal Court.