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Irish man offered hitman €10k to kill accountant

An Irish man who offered an undercover hitman €10,000 (£8,600) to kill an accountant has been arrested and detained for questioning.

The unnamed man is reportedly connected to a high-profile political Irish family and wanted a revenue official, fraud squad detective and accountant dead.

He was arrested by Irish police in Cork after he approached someone to enquire about hitmen.

The man then reportedly met with a police officer disguised as a hitman and he was arrested and questioned for conspiring to murder.


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Euan MacLennan's picture

Outrageous    1 thanks

Euan MacLennan | | Permalink

Only £8,600 for an accountant!

Kent accountant's picture

Value pricing?

Kent accountant | | Permalink

Euan MacLennan wrote:

Only £8,600 for an accountant!

Hmmm, perhaps he wasn't that good, or bad...?

Constantly Confused's picture

Maybe I should be more careful

Constantly Confused | | Permalink

I have been contacted a couple of times by hitmen saying if I pay them they will call off the hit, maybe I should do so...

frustratedwithhmrc's picture

In the interests of fairness    1 thanks

frustratedwithhmrc | | Permalink

Since all members of the "Regulated Sector" are now unpaid government snitches by virtue of the money laundering reports that need to be sent to SOCA under various circumstances (neither  necessarily relating to money or laundering), I'm surprised this hasn't happened in the UK.


SteveOH's picture

What does a hitman look like????    1 thanks

SteveOH | | Permalink

"The man then reportedly met with a police officer disguised as a hitman"

Was he dressed in a large overcoat, carrying a violin case?

davidwinch's picture

Occupational hazard    2 thanks

davidwinch | | Permalink

I would think that anyone involved in the criminal justice system has a marginally higher than normal risk of being the victim of some sort of violent attack.  But probably a much greater 'risk' of winner the lottery.

As it happens I have just had an email from Michelle Obama saying that her husband wants to send me US $50,000,000 but apparently he needs $200 from me first.  I think that must be because of the freeze on US Government spending from 1 March.  I am planning to retire as soon as I cash Barack's check, so I won't have to worry about anything any more.


Why pay ?

Hope_Valley | | Permalink

I would have thought he could have got the revenue officer bumped off for free. There must be plenty of accountants who would leap at the chance :)


Given the corrupt nature...

Trevor Scott | | Permalink

...of much of the Republic's "systems", I would have thought a bribe would be more likely than a hitman. Given that time and again people are arrested in such stings operated by the Police, it should surely have dawned on people that apart from closed criminal Mafias....that hitmen don't really exist. A seconds thought should surely be enough to realise that it would be impossible to operate such a "business". 

Constantly Confused's picture

Agent 47

Constantly Confused | | Permalink

SteveOH wrote:

"The man then reportedly met with a police officer disguised as a hitman"

Was he dressed in a large overcoat, carrying a violin case?


pembo's picture


pembo | | Permalink

or maybe would look like this well known wannaby chartered accountant and onetime hotel owner being terrorised by a psychotic hitman known as "Otto".

I think we should be told...



Surprised at you David!

moneymanager | | Permalink

Occupational hazard  @davidwinch No my lad you won't have to worry about your retirement where you're going having just admitted to an intention to washing funds you suspect as illgotten through the banking system! At least you won't have any IHT problem after that POCA case headed your way!