Book of evidence served on former Chairman of World Bodhran Championships

A book of evidence has been served on a former chairman of the World Bodhran Championships on a range of fraud charges. 48 year old Dan Cronin of 23 Kilcolman, Milltown is charged with 34 counts of fraud and theft relating to cheques totalling over 23 thousand euro. Killarney District Court Mr Cronin appeared in custody before Judge James O’Connor at Killarney District Court today having served two weeks in prison. The cheques were illegally secured from the account of the now defunct festival while Mr Cronin was chairman. His solicitor Padraig O’Connell informed the judge that the state had served a book of evidence outside the court on the more recent charges. Mr Cronin has previously been described by his solicitor in court as a classic example of a fallen man and a social pariah shunned by the community. Mr Cronin was released on his own bail and will reappear before Killorglin District Court on February 14th for the imposition of penalty and to be sent forward for trial on the newer charges to the Circuit Criminal Court.