GANGSTER Daniel Kinahan shows James ‘Mago’ Just months before the Kinahan cartel betrayed and murdered Hutch.
Hutch, second in command to Daniel Kinahan, was photographed at a white collar boxing tournament on Spain’s Costa del Sol.
Hutch joined fellow cartel members to cheer on friend Mago.
Former Christopher Kinahan driver Dean Masterson, who is currently serving a four-year term for mortgage fraud, was also in attendance.
Daniel Kinahan portrayed himself as a “businessman with a passion for boxing” in advertising material for the boxing event.
But Hutch was covertly planning his boss’s assassination at the time the photo was taken in May 2014.
A contract killer was hired in August of that year to kill Christy ‘Dapper Don’ Kinahan’s heir.
In August 2014, an assassin shot Jamie Moore in the hip and leg outside Daniel Kinahan’s apartment in Estepona, southern Spain.
This shot was taken while Gary Hutch was the Kinahan cartel’s leader.
“He was a close ally of Daniel Kinahan until greed and paranoia took over.
“They were buddies when the photo was taken, but within months, Daniel Kinahan would be murdered, and Gary Hutch would die.
“James Gately would likewise become a target and survive two attempts. It’s a tale of deceit, greed, and murder.”
Investigators suspect Hutch ordered the hit after accusing Kinahan of stealing his tiger kidnapping cash.
DEATH TRIGGERED GANG FUED
And just over a year after the botched hit on Kinahan, Gary Hutch would be dead.
Hutch — who was murdered by senior cartel figure James Quinn in September 2015 — was gunned down despite his associates handing over €200,000 to the Kinahan cartel in “compensation” for the shooting in which Moore was wounded. The former cartel member was also double-crossed despite his family receiving assurances he was free to return to Spain.
Hutch’s killing in broad daylight would be classified by gardai as the start of the Kinahan-Hutch feud.
The cartel would embark on a killing spree following the shooting death of David Byrne at Dublin’s Regency Hotel on February 5, 2016.
Ahead of the sixth anniversary tomorrow, the Byrne family are expected to leave flowers at his graveside and also at the hotel.
Following Byrne’s killing, another 15 men — including innocent dads Martin O’Rourke, Trevor O’Neill and Noel ‘Duck Egg’ Kirwan — would go on to lose their lives.
Eddie Hutch, Gareth Hutch, and Derek Coakley Hutch died.
Jason ‘Buda’ Molyneux was murdered in 2018 in the north inner city.
Ever since the horrific Regency Hotel attack, the Gardai have been responding to the Kinahan Organized Crime Group.
As a result, around 55 Kinahan cartel members have been arrested.
Operation Lamp saw CAB decimate Liam Byrne’s empire.
Among those incarcerated are Fat Freddie Thompson, Eamonn Cumberton, Imre Arakas, Peadar Keating, and Declan ‘Mr Nobody’ Brady.
It saved 75 lives and dismantled cartel sub-cells in six years by seizing firearms and convicting criminals Liam Brannigan and Alan Wilson for a failed hit on Gary Hanley.