Former Anglo Chief appears in court on 16 fraud charges

The former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, Sean Fitzpatrick has appeared in court following his arrest at Dublin airport this morning.

The 64 year old of Whitshed Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow has been charged with 16 offences as part of an investigation into fraud at the bank.

Dressed in chinos, loafers a navy jacket, blue shirt and pink tie a tanned Sean Fitzpatrick greeted the judge with a 'good morning' on entering the court.

The 64 year was arrested by arrangement at Dublin Airport at 5.37 this morning having stepped off a flight from Atlanta.

Sgt Brian Mahon of the Garda fraud bureau said he was conveyed to the Bridewell and replied 'no comment' when charged just after 8am with 16 offences under company law.

It's alleged that in 2008 he provided unlawful financial assistance to members of the Quinn family and the so called Maple Ten of Irish investors to enable them to buy shares in Anglo.

2 former Anglo directors were charged with the same offences yesterday.

Sean Fitzpatrick has been granted bail on condition he stays at his address, signs on weekly at Irishtown Garda Station and gives gardai 48 hours notice if he plans to leave the jurisdiction.

He's to appear in court again on October 8th.