The High Court has ruled that French film actor Dany Boon is entitled to €4.87 million in damages from several entities who are said to have defrauded him.
r Judge Brian O’Moore on Tuesday issued the €4.87million ruling in favor of Mr Boon in a case in which the French celebrity sought damages against French national Thierry Fialek-Birles, aka Terry Birles, aka Thierry Waterford- Mandeville, had requested.
The proceedings were also directed against companies affiliated with him. Mr Justice O’Moore was satisfied that Mr Boon had been “cheated” and “cheated” out of a substantial amount of money by Mr Birles and various companies associated with him.
The judge also appointed receivers and issued various freeze orders on several assets associated with Mr Birles and various defendants.
The defendants were also ordered to pay Mr Boons significant legal costs.
The assets that the trustees will sell to satisfy the judgment include three sailing boats, the Erin and My Fair Lady, located in Co Cork and the Shamrock in Genoa, Italy, a house in Youghal, Co Cork, as well as funds held in various bank accounts linked to the defendants.
The judge was also content to award damages against several other “co-conspirators” who he said had “played an active role” in the fraud committed against Mr Boon.
These include South Sea Merchant’s Mariners Ltd Partnership (SSMM), Hibernian Petroleum Limited Partnership, United Irish Estates Limited and Hibernian Yachts Company Limited, all of which are Irish registered companies, and Samoa registered United Far East Oriental Holdings (Samoa) Ltd.
The orders were also made against US registered American Sail & Motor Navigation Inc, Amalgamated Plantations Company Ltd, registered in the British Virgin Islands.
The court declined to issue an injunction against another defendant, Sail & Motor Navigation Company Limited of Antigua and Barbuda.
Although it did not take part in the proceedings, the court ruled that it had not been presented with enough evidence to seek damages against this company.
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/high-court-says-french-actor-dany-boon-entitled-to-487m-over-fraud-42217701.html The High Court says French actor Dany Boon is entitled to €4.87million for fraud