A solicitor and his brother, who had pleaded not guilty to forging health insurance claim forms with intent to defraud, have changed their pleas.
Castleisland-based solicitor Patrick Enright, 52, of Glenlarehan, Castleisland, Co Kerry, and his brother Denis Enright, a 48-year-old farmer of Knockardtry, Castleisland, are on trial at the Circuit Criminal Court in Tralee.
They each pleaded guilty to nine separate counts of forging New York Life Insurance claim forms with intent to defraud.
The amounts involved varied from $1,900 to $4,800 and the alleged offences date back to 1994.
The court had been told that a total of $31,850 (€24,000) was claimed in the name of a Dr John Coyle, of 8th Avenue, New York, who does not exist.
Most of the seven days of the trial were spent in legal argument before the judge and in the absence of the jury.
Both men were represented by senior counsel, as well as junior counsel.
Earlier today, barrister for Denis Enright, John O'Sullivan, informed the court his client wished to be re-arraigned.
This afternoon, Tom Creed, SC for Patrick Enright, told Judge Carroll Moran that "after serious consideration" he would like his client to be re-arraigned.
The matter has been adjourned until 15 April to set a date for sentencing.