Seán Dunne’s Bankruptcy Trustee To Seek Irish Court Documents

The court-appointed trustee overseeing the US bankruptcy of property developer Sean Dunne intends to ask the American court’s permission to seek access to family law documents in Ireland, the Irish Times reported. Timothy Miltenberger, lawyer for Mr Dunne’s trustee Rich Coan, told the Connecticut bankruptcy court yesterday that he intended to apply under US bankruptcy law to obtain information about the Co Carlow developer’s finances under confidentiality conditions. Mr Coan has claimed in court filings that Mr Dunne has obstructed his investigation of the developer’s finances and the transfer of more than €100 million in assets and property by the developer to his wife Gayle Killilea Dunne - whom he described as “his wife or (ex-wife)” - since 2004 for “no or nominal consideration.” Judge Alan Shiff said that he didn’t know whether Mrs Killilea Dunne “stands on her own feet as a creditor” in this case. He ordered Mr Dunne’s lawyer to produce documents under Irish law proving his claim that the Irish in-camera rule prevents him from handing over information about his finances to the bankruptcy trustee. Read more.