US court told of Drumm fraud allegations

Tuesday 20 May 2014 18.50
Lawyers for David Drumm said any omissions were honest mistakes
Lawyers for David Drumm said any omissions were honest mistakes

Lawyers in the United States have informed a bankruptcy court that they have identified multiple instances of alleged fraud committed by former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm.

Lawyers challenging him contend that they have proof he tried to transfer or hide cash, property, cars and furniture to avoid paying off his debts.

Mr Drumm faces a bankruptcy trial in Boston tomorrow.

The trustee appointed by the US Bankruptcy Court and the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (formerly Anglo Irish Bank) are challenging Mr Drumm's entitlement to bankruptcy, alleging multiple frauds.

The trial judge last week asked their lawyers to submit a detailed list of their allegations.

The legal document shows the allegations relating to transfers from Mr Drumm to his wife of over $1m in cash plus the proceeds of the sale of two cars, five property-related transfers, as well as an alleged deliberate undervaluing of household goods and furniture and a dispute over whether what Mr Drumm claimed was a loan from his wife was in fact his own money.

Lawyers for Mr Drumm say any omissions were honest mistakes.

They said any transfers to his wife were designed to allow her to have money of her own at a time when their marriage was strained.