Top pool player staged sham robbery of Limerick bookies

first_imgNewsTop pool player staged sham robbery of Limerick bookiesBy Staff Reporter – December 23, 2016 3204 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Neil Madigan from Limerick, who in 2014 was ranked the No 1 Irish Pool Player, staged a robbery at the betting shop he managed. Picture: Don Moloney / Press 22A TOP ranked pool player has been “left in the gutter” over his involvement in robbing the betting shop he managed, Limerick Circuit Court was told last week.Neil Madigan (32) of Prospect, Limerick was said to have run up large gambling debts and was trying to “bet his way out of trouble” when he staged a robbery of the Ladbrokes betting shop on Cecil Street shortly before 9:30pm on March 17, 2015.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up An international pool player, he was also involved in bringing high profile snooker players like Denis Taylor and Steve Davis to Limerick for exhibition matches. He even had an exhibition match arranged for the day after the alleged robbery.Detective Garda Michael Lambe said that Neil Madigan was counting cash when Hayden Johnson (22) from Ballinacurra Weston approached the counter.Madigan later told Gardaí that he let Johnson in behind the counter because he was afraid he was going to be stabbed.Johnson made off with €6,000 in cash but missed another bag of money in the safe.The store manager gave a detailed statement to Gardaí in which he recounted details of the alleged robbery. Extensive CCTV footage was from around the city centre was examined and eventually Johnson was identified through an unusual jacket he was wearing.Johnson, who was a former apprentice jockey, was arrested and after initially denying any involvement, he later admitted to robbing the betting shop and claimed there was only €2,000 in the cash bag which was not recovered.The head of security at Ladbrokes became suspicious of Neil Madigan’s actions on the night of the alleged robbery as he had failed to adhere to certain security protocols. He had also failed to make bank lodgements for two days before incident.Prosecution Counsel John O’Sullivan BL said it soon became apparent “that it was effectively an inside job”.He was betting on credit at the shop he managed as well as betting in other shops around the city.Three months later, he admitted his involvement and told Gardaí that he met an unnamed man who said he could help him by “sending a young fella down if there was money ready”.Madigan, who worked with Ladbrokes for 11 years, didn’t think the man was serious but went along with it after he was told the debt would be wiped out.Defence counsel Brian McInerney said his client was now “in the gutter and has limited prospects such is the attraction this story will get”.Hayden Johnson had since secured a job and offered to pay €100 every two weeks to repay the €2,000 he claimed was in the bag.Adjourning the case for 12 months, Judge Tom O’Donnell said he would take into account if any compensation was paid.Madigan and Johnson were released on continuing bail. Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSDennis TaylorfeaturedLadbrokeslimerickLimerick Limerick Circuit CourtPoolrobberySteve Davis WhatsApp Print Facebook Limerick’s Neil Madigan who in 2014 was ranked the No 1 Irish Pool Player.Picture: Don Moloney / Press 22 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleLimerick victim of savage assault says there’s no justiceNext articleWin cinema tickets Staff Reporter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

NYPD Cop Pimped Prostitutes on Long Island, Feds Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 11-year veteran of the NYPD who was fired last month was charged with pimping more than 10 women at motels in the metropolitan area and on Long Island, federal authorities said. NYPD officer Eduardo Cornejo, 33, was expected to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Brooklyn on charges of transporting women in interstate commerce to engage in prostitution. Robert Capers, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said Cornejo “betrayed the trust” of city residents by promoting prostitution and profiting from “his exploitation of women.”“Cornejo not only abused the public trust, given to him as an NYPD officer,” added FBI Assistant Director in Charge Diego Rodriguez, “but he showed no human decency” when he pimped out the women.Federal authorities began conducting surveillance on Cornejo after an anonymous tipster told the NYPD last year that the cop was allegedly “selling sexual services of a young woman,” according to the criminal complaint, which was unsealed Tuesday.Investigators followed Cornejo around Staten Island, Long Island, and the Bronx for months, staking out motels and observing conversations between Cornejo and nearly a dozen women believed to be prostitutes, the complaint states. Their investigation took them to East Meadow on several occasions, where Cornejo was allegedly spotted with multiple women—some of whom authorities linked to escort services. On Dec. 5, an undercover investigator set up an appointment with one of the women linked to Cornejo and discussed sexual services while the cop was at the unidentified motel in East Meadow.Eventually, the feds recorded wiretap conversations in which Cornejo allegedly discussed splitting profits with one of the women and concerns about cops getting suspicious if they saw him standing with a group of women outside motel rooms. “I commend our Internal Affairs Bureau which takes a proactive role in investigating serious misconduct among the ranks of the NYPD and works closely with prosecutors in building cases against those who violate the very laws that they have sworn to enforce,” said NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton.Cornejo faces up to a decade in prison, if convicted. He was fired on Jan. 15.last_img read more

Kieran Tierney raves about Mikel Arteta after Arsenal boss tips £25m star to be special next season

first_imgMikel Arteta has made a positive impression at Arsenal since succeeding Unai Emery as head coach (Picture: Getty)Kieran Tierney is confident Mikel Arteta is the man to kick start his Arsenal career after the Spaniard tipped last summer’s signing from Celtic to be ‘special’ next season. Much was expected of the Scotland international following his £25million move from Parkhead but a succession of injuries has severely hampered his progress. The 22-year-old was still recovering from a double hernia operation when he completed his move to north London and had to wait until late October to make his Premier League debut. Tierney made a positive first impression, particularly during the cup competitions, but is yet to feature under Arteta following the shoulder injury he picked up against West Ham in December. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe rampaging left-back had been close to making a return before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponent of the current campaign, but Arteta believes he has a special talent on his hands. Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 May 2020 10:15 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Kieran Tierney is working his way back to full fitness following a shoulder injury (Picture: Getty)‘I am really looking forward to working with him and giving him the opportunity to play,’ he told Ian Wright earlier this week. ‘His attitude, his commitment, his willingness it’s incredible. I think he’s going to bring something special to us.’And Tierney is clearly a fan of his new boss as well with the former Celtic star revealing that it wasn’t until February’s warm weather training camp in Dubai that he realised the Spaniard was the real deal.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe told Sky Sports: ‘I’ve seen all his video meetings, I’ve been in the meetings together as a team, before the games, after the games and just his analysis is amazing.‘In Dubai for the winter break I was doing some one-on-one work with him and that’s when I realised this is brilliant, I’m learning a lot in a rehab session.‘He knows what’s going to happen in a game and how it’s going to happen and what you should do, where you’re going to get pressed from and where your options should be. ‘You should know where the left-mid is going to be and the centre-mid so you can just play in sync, everybody is using one brain and I think that’s perfect.‘Hopefully when I’m back fit I can get the chance to play and just build up fitness and confidence again.’MORE: Real Madrid set Arsenal deadline over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transferMORE: Arsenal star Bernd Leno hails Liverpool rival Alisson as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League ahead of David de Gea and Ederson Advertisement Kieran Tierney raves about Mikel Arteta after Arsenal boss tips £25m star to be special next season Advertisementlast_img read more

Inner city renovator generates buzz as it hits market for first time

first_img169 Empress Terrace Bardon Qld 4065More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoIn the first hour of it going online, his office was already fielding queries, he said, though potential buyers have almost four weeks to get their finances in order. The home was not set to go to auction until 6.30pm on Thursday February 23Zoned CR1 or character residential, the property was ripe for someone looking for space to build a new home just minutes from the city. 169 Empress Terrace Bardon Qld 4065AN inner city renovator on the market for the first time has generated a buzz as it can also be set for demolition.Ray White Paddington agent Mathew Abboud was marketing 169 Empress Terrace, Bardon, as a post-war property that could be set to “renovate or detonation”. 169 Empress Terrace Bardon Qld 4065 169 Empress Terrace Bardon Qld 4065“What I find is at the entry level market, people are happy to add value via renovation. It suits entry level buyers who want to get into the inner city, it suits a builder, or investor because it is rentable, it could even be good for mum and dad trying to help their child get into the market.”The current home, which is part of a deceased estate, sits on an elevated 465sq m block, and currently has two bedrooms, one bath and one car space. 169 Empress Terrace Bardon Qld 4065“Most of the land around there is 400 to 500sq m,” Mr Abboud said, “though you do pick up some gems above that. This one is on the higher end of that average, close to everything, close to Paddington’s cafes and inner city lifestyle.”With current decor circa 50s to 60s, the home could also appeal to a buyer looking for a rentable property.last_img read more