Thomas Elvin sentencing deferred for nine days

A case in which a con-man was to have been sentenced yesterday was put back for a further nine days at Letterkenny Circuit Court.

Judge John O’Hagan said he had run out of time to deal with Thomas Elvin, awaiting sentence for depriving victims of €177,000.

51-year-old Elvin, was convicted in December and was remanded for psychology reports.

When he reappeared at Carrick-on-Shannon Circuit Court last week his defence counsel Desmond Murphy said the psychology assessment had been carried out but the report wouldn't be available until today.

At that stage Elvin, was remanded in custody.

The judge received the psychology reports before lunch yesterday and planned to pass sentence in the afternoon.

But a back-up of cases meant he had to delay sentence until July 19 and Elvin was further remanded in custody.