Olympics boss Hickey to face trial but it could take a year

first_imgA judge in Rio de Janeiro has accepted charges against Irish Olympic boss Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon. In her decision, Judge Juliana Leal de Melo, from the Special Court for Supporters and Large Events accepted charges, which were forwarded by public prosecutor Marcus Kac on Tuesday.The ten defendants are charged with criminal organisation; ticket touting, ambush marketing, larceny, money laundering, and tax evasion. Also charged with Mr Hickey and Mr Mallon are co-defendants Marcus Paul Evans, Michael Glynn, Ken Murray, Eamonn Collins, Maarten Van Os, David Patrick Gilmore, Martin Studd, and Barbara Zancope Carnieri.RTE reports the judge ordered that the passports of Mr Hickey and Mr Mallon be retained, and both be impeded from leaving Brazil, for the forseeable future.It is expected that it could be around one and a half years before a court case in Rio de Janeiro reaches fruition.Sources have suggested that the passports of the two Irish men could be returned in this interim, but any such decision rests with the Brazilian judiciary. Olympics boss Hickey to face trial but it could take a year was last modified: September 9th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more