It was research that brought in a treasure trove of designer goods that wouldn’t have looked out of place in a top celebrity’s wardrobe.
Embossed logos on shoes, handbags, scarves and jewelry greeted the now well-trained eyes of Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) officers as they searched a property in Clondalkin as part of a ‘an investigation into money laundering.
The property, an ordinary terraced house, is the home of Gareth Quinn, his partner Jane Nolan and their son, barber Dylan Nolan Quinn. All three would later be listed as respondents in a case centered on 75 items that were described as proceeds of crime.
Among them was an account containing € 70,000, a few high-end cars and the contents of the cupboards.
Last month, when the case was settled, only Dylan Nolan Quinn signed the Section 4 order that allows CAB to dispose of the loot, meaning he presented no defense in the proceeds of crime case.
Gareth Quinn and Jane Nolan face no further action.
Affidavits in court detail Gareth Quinn convicted of drug abuse and first cousin of James Quinn, the hitman jailed for the murder of Gary Hutch in Spain.
His son, Dylan Nolan Quinn, is described as a barber and company records show he is listed as the owner of two male hairdressers – Cuts n Bruises in Lucan and the Rocket Barber store in Clondalkin.
But what is probably the most mind-boggling aspect of an otherwise ordinary CAB case are the assets Dylan Nolan Quinn has accepted to own – items which the Bureau says were bought through crime. .
In his early twenties, Nolan Quinn was the envy of many, with his hipster stuff, his Ibiza vacations, his VIP tickets to concerts and of course he was always in the best threads money could get. to buy.
Among the bags pocketed by the Bureau were Louboutin, Balenciaga and Valentino sneakers, Dior and Gucci shoes, Chanel brooches, Moschino scarves and jeweled sunglasses and handbags.
A receiver with power of sale was appointed on the bounty since he consented to the orders on income and proceeds of crime.
CAB had previously frozen € 72,000 in cash found in a bank account and a number of cars, including an Audi, but it’s the smaller items listed in court proceedings that give a true picture of a lifestyle similar to the rich and famous.
While the Sunday World understands that CAB has agreed to return a collection of used shoes and sneakers to the barber, they will now sell thousands of dollars of designer shoes within the reach of only employees in the country.
Among them are a collection of Louis Vuitton scarves, shawls, leather sneakers and handbags.
The classic designer shawl with the LV badge costs € 500 a piece, while a pair of sneakers costs € 650, making it one of the most expensive runners in the world.
It’s unclear exactly what use fitness fanatic Quinn Nolan had for handbags, but his collection includes a € 790 Louis Vuitton clutch, € 750 Azur, and a € 2,000 Pallas chain.
Gucci was also a big part of her wardrobe, including belts, flats and a pink memo handbag valued at € 850. One of the most bling-bling items discovered were the Gucci crystal sneakers, which cost just under € 1,000, and a black Marmont Mini handbag that sells for over € 1,500.
Chanel lambskin flat sneakers, a CC pearl bracelet, lilac Valentino block heels, pink Dolce and Gabbana aviators, and Prada sunglasses will also be sold with proceeds going straight to the tills of the store. State.
The Criminal Assets Bureau has suspended its investigation during the current lockdown, but hearings were held virtually last month before Judge Alexander Owens.
It was during this proceeding that it was heard that Dylan Nolan Quinn had signed a consent order for the sale of the goods.
Judge Owens has moved CAB business forward despite the Level 5 lockdown and although target raids have been suspended according to procedures, sources say officers are busy with the huge piles of paperwork that come with it. the completion of each case.
Searches are only one part of the overall work of the Office where mounds of affidavits and files must be written to transfer the proceeds of crime from the courts to the legal orders.
The Bureau has over 1,300 targets on its books, over 30 court cases at various stages, and oversees over 45 foreclosed properties.
Its portfolio of homes is expected to hit the market later this year as the country emerges from foreclosure.
- Louis Vuitton scarf: 500 €
- Louis Vuitton on handbag: € 790
- Louis Vuitton sneakers: 650 €
- Louis Vuitton Azur bag: 750 €
- Louis Vuitton Pallas Chain bag: € 2,000
- Gucci pink handbag: 850 €
- Gucci crystal sneakers: € 1,000
- Mini black Marmont handbag: € 1,500 +
- Chanel flat espadrilles in lambskin
- CC pearl bracelet
- Valentino square heel shoes lilac
- Pink aviators Dolce and Gabbana
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