MILLIONAIRE Jim Mansfield Jnr was immediately jailed for 18 months and can discover his jail environment a good distance from the lavish life-style he is used to.
Through the years the 54-year-old developed a popularity as a Celtic Tiger social gathering boy, accustomed to the luxurious of a personal jet, superb eating and courting prime fashions.
Each he and his youthful brother Patrick James (PJ) Mansfield weren’t shy when it got here to splashing the money and lived in luxurious following the success of their billionaire father, Jim Snr.
Nevertheless, the lavish events shall be placed on ice for Mansfield Jnr after his jail sentence for perverting the course of justice.
The courtroom discovered he ordered the destruction of CCTV footage displaying him together with his former worker on the morning he was kidnapped by republican terrorists Dessie O’Hare and Declan ‘Whacker’ Duffy.
Sentencing Mansfield Jnr at the three-judge court today, presiding judge Mr Justice Alexander Owens said the actions of the convicted man fell into the category of “foolish and selfish criminality, whose efforts did not succeed”.
The 54-year-old, of Tasaggart House, Garters Lane, Saggart, Co Dublin was acquitted by the Special Criminal Court of a separate charge of conspiracy to falsely imprison Martin Byrne, who had previously provided security for the family business, on a date unknown between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015, both dates inclusive.
This isn’t Mansfield Jnr’s only run-in with the law as last year, he was convicted for a second time of drink driving, following an incident that happened just two weeks after his first arrest.
In another case, the young millionaire was being sued by AIB for a €6.28m development loan.
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The director of 23 companies, Mansfield Jnr told the court that he had never read a book or a newspaper and an educational psychologist’s report revealed he had the reading ability of a seven-year-old.
Both Jim Jnr and his brother spared no expense on their wives or girlfriends. Mansfield Jnr’s top model girlfriends, the tragic Katy French, and later Hazel O’Sullivan both lived on the luxurious estate.
PJ and his ex-wife, former Miss Ireland Andrea Roche also lived in style as a result of Mansfield Snr’s success.
A close pal of the Mansfield brothers revealed they were extremely generous with money not only for themselves but for their friends too.
The Irish Independent reported that on nights out, Jimmy Jnr would order drinks for the complete room and decide up the tab and if his associates wanted assist financially, he was all the time there.
Jim and PJ’s shut pal stated: “We used to fly within the chopper to events in England and the Rolls was all the time on name. The lads saved themselves to themselves, amongst our personal little crew, however after they splashed out on us, it was extreme – overly beneficiant.
“Cash mattered, it was the important thing to energy and the fast-life they usually could not see an finish to the gravy practice.
“In some methods, they lived the straightforward life, very parochial by way of holidaying yearly in the identical spot in Marbella and partying each weekend in the identical nightclub, Lillies Bordello. However they did it in type.
“Then the wardrobe. PJ was fairly shy and retiring, however Jimmy Jnr was the flash one. He needed to face out from the gang. He purchased himself a knock-out Rolex watch at one stage — with diamonds surrounding a mother-of-pearl face and his garments and sneakers have been all the time the very best designer threads going.
“Their cash spoke to lots of people. Cash talks and after they spent huge in a small pool of mates, they have been the kings of the fortress.”
INSIDE THE MANSION
Their pal praised the brothers’ generosity and stated a few of their inner-circle weren’t there for them when the crash got here, regardless of having been given no matter they wanted.
Additionally they gave an inside look into the Palmerstown home which Jim Jnr “liked” so dearly.
They added: “Jimmy Jnr liked Palmerstown and he all the time thought that may be his on the finish of the day. The home was spectacular; it was so huge it even had residing quarters for employees and elevators to take you to totally different flooring.
“It had a bar within the residing space, large chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, a jacuzzi on the roof the place he used to have his personal non-public events, and now he is residing again beneath the identical roof as his dad.”
https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/8328784/inside-caged-jim-mansfield-life-party-boy-relationships/ Inside Jim Mansfield Jnr’s lifetime of glamour as he goes from Celtic Tiger social gathering boy who dated prime fashions to jail lag