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Sean Quinn Junior arriving at the High Court on Friday Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Seán Quinn Jr to serve sentence in semi open, low security prison

After spending his first night in Mountjoy Jail, Seán Quinn Jr is to be moved to the low-security Training Unit of the prison.

SEÁN QUINN JR is to serve his three-month sentence in the Training Unit of Mountjoy Jail – a semi-open, low security prison.

Last night, Quinn Jr – the son of bankrupt businessman Seán Quinn – spent his first night in prison in Mountjoy Jail.

Quinn Jr was sentenced to three months for contempt of court yesterday, along with his cousin Peter Darragh Quinn, after Justice Elizabeth Dunne ruled the men had not made appropriate efforts to reverse steps taken to put assets worth hundreds of millions of euro out of the reach of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, formerly Anglo Irish Bank.

Darragh Quinn did not turn up to court on Friday, sending word that he was unwell. Despite Gardaí visiting all of his known addresses in the Republic, the whereabouts of the 34-year-old remains unknown and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Meanwhile, Seán Quinn Sr has been given more time to reverse the asset stripping scheme.

Read: Arrest warrant still in place for Peter Darragh Quinn>

Read: Seán Quinn’s son and nephew jailed for three months>

Read: The investigation of Seán FitzPatrick: a timeline of the story so far>

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