Ireland

Ireland's Former Wealthiest Man Sent to Prison

Jailed for failing to disclose assets

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Ireland jailed former billionaire Sean Quinn on Friday for failing to disclose assets he was hiding abroad, completing the fall from grace of the richest man in Ireland's "Celtic Tiger" boom.

Quinn, whose four billion euro ($5.2 billion) business empire collapsed after a disastrous investment in the now failed Anglo Irish Bank, is the first major player jailed in connection with the country's economic collapse, having come to personify its boom and bust.

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