CONNORS CHARGES Wife and two sons of slain mob boss ‘Fat’ Andy Connors in court on theft and money laundering raps 2022
Fat Andy Connors’ widow and two sons appeared in court today as part of a money-laundering inquiry.
Accused PUP fraudster Ann Connors, 45, has been accused of stealing between €200 and €350 in PUP payments since 2020.
She’s also accused of holding two gardai hostage when they searched her house.
Her sons John Connors, 27, and Andy Connors, 25, as well as Andy Jnr’s wife Melissa McEnerney, 25, all appeared in Tallaght District Court on a variety of counts.
It was 7.20 am today when Simon Whelan detained Ann, John, and Melissa at their home on the Boherboy Road in Saggart, Co. Dublin, according to Whelan’s testimony to the judge.
After they were arrested, the charges were read to them, and no one responded.
There are 32 charges against Ann Connors in all, including 28 for theft of the PUP and 4 for money laundering. PUP payments, big sums of cash, and a €28,000 watch are all mentioned in the indictment.
There are allegations against John and Andy involving large sums of money and high-end vehicles, while Melissa McEnerney is accused of laundering over €50,000 in cash between June 2016 and July 2019.
Det Gda Whelan stated that the Gardai had no problem with the release of the suspect on bail, but only under tight terms.
In the Clondalkin Garda Station, two people have to sign in each day: Andy and Ann. Melissa has to sign in twice a week. The court ordered John to turn in his passport as part of his punishment.
For as long as Ann provided Det Gda Whelan a week’s notice if she wanted to leave the jurisdiction, the gardai were fine with her keeping her passport.
On their personal bond of €500, all three were bailed out to the family’s address.
There was no bail application made by John Connors.
Andy and Melissa were also awarded legal aid when the court was informed that none of them were employed at the time of the application.
As part of her legal aid application, Ann Connors also provided the court with a summary of financial circumstances.
Det Gda Whelan stated that the gardai were eager to check a few points on the petition before deciding whether or not to oppose her receiving legal aid. Judge McNamara stated that this matter might be addressed in the upcoming hearing.
There will be an indictment and the matter will be transferred to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, according to the officer.
When the Book of Evidence is served on the defendants on October 14, Judge McNamara will adjourn the case.
When Andy Connors was shot five times in the head in August 2014, his wife Ann cradled him in her arms and he died.
In front of Ann, a masked shooter shot and killed a known gang boss.