A young man who allowed his account to be used to launder over €28,000 from an invoice redirect scam has received a fully suspended sentence.

ohammad Jelan (23) provided his bank details to a third-party, which were then sent on to a construction company purporting to be the new bank details of a subcontractor whose email had been hacked.

Jelan of Avonbeg Gardens, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to money laundering at a location within the state on April 24, 2018. He has two previous convictions for road traffic offences.

Passing sentence, Judge Pauline Codd said Jelan thought he was facilitating a person who had no bank account and it was clear he did not anticipate the type of use to which the account was put.

Judge Codd said it was accepted he…

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