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September 03, 2013

Fugitive solicitor Lynn made €150 a week teaching English

michael-lynn.jpgThe Irish Independent reports on the recent high-profile arrest of fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn, who faces €80m property investment fraud charges and had been on the run since fleeing Ireland in 2007.

Fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn was earning around €150 a week as an English teacher in his Brazil bolthole, the director of the school where he taught has revealed.

The former millionaire's fall from grace was so spectacular that he accepted just 2,000 Real (€635) a month in exchange for 13 hours a week of tutoring teenagers and young adults.

Mr Lynn fled Ireland in 2007 after accusations of an €80m property fraud and made a new life in Brazil in the beach resort of Jaboatao dos Guararapes in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco.

"He was the most humble tutor we've ever had. He was charming, empathetic and learnt to become an excellent teacher for us," said Mark Astle, the director of the Britanic Piedade school.

Read the full story from The Irish Independent.

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