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Irish Times: Quinn Ukraine payment cannot be undone, court says

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Oct. 4, 2012, 8:11 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Irish Times

Seán Quinn jnr: his counsel argued he should not be left languish in jail over the payment Counsel for Seán Quinn jnr said his client (centre) cannot be left to languish in jail indefinitely.
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 A secret recording of a meeting in Ukraine attended by Seán Quinn jnr, his cousin Peter and some Ukrainians showed a “torrid row” about money and made clear the Quinns cannot reverse a controversial $500,000 payment over which Seán Quinn jnr was jailed, his lawyer argued yesterday. 

The $500,000 payment was allegedly made to Larissa Puga, general director of Quinn Properties Ukraine (QPU), and the video made clear, whatever relations previously existed between the Quinns and Ms Puga, they were “at daggers drawn” on January 21st, 2012, when the meeting was recorded, Brian O’Moore SC said.

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