Attorney General v Cox

JurisdictionIreland
CourtCentral Criminal Court (Ireland)
Judgment Date01 January 1937
Date01 January 1937
[C. Crim. Ct., I.F.S.]
Attorney-General
and
Cox

Place in which crime committed - Courts of Justice Act, 1924 (No. 10 of1924), s. 53 - Indictment of accused on charges other than those on which they were returned for trial - Jurisdiction.

Section 53 of the Courts of Justice Act, 1924 (No. 10 of 1924) provides: —". . . . The Circuit Judge having jurisdiction shall be the Judge for the time being assigned to the Circuit in which the crime has been committed or in which the accused person has been arrested or ordinarily resides . . . ." The accused, who ordinarily resided and were arrested in County Leitrim, were charged on indictment (a) with uttering a forged death certificate knowing the same to have been forged; (b) with causing with intent to defraud a sum of money to be paid by means of a forged document knowing same to be forged; (c) with conspiring together in the City of Dublin to defraud an insurance company by falsely representing the age of a person insured with the company and by uttering to the company a forged death certificate. The death certificate was sent from County Leitrim to the insurance company in Dublin through the post. All acts personally done by the accused were done in the County Leitrim. Accused had been returned for trial (inter alia) on a charge of obtaining money by false pretences, but not on the charge of causing money to be paid by means...

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