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My note on first Official Solicitor who was Mr. John Drennan of solicitors Cleaver Fulton & Rankin.

We put Freddie in Care in late 1978. The High Court Judge appointed Mr Drennan as Committee. Mr Doherty was Mr Drennan's clerk and assistant. I had one interview with these two men. Mr Drennan made absolutely no comment during this interview.
We approached the Fraud Squad in 1980 because we were so dissatisfied with the conduct of the Official Solicitor. We had one interview with the then Chief Fraud Officer, a Mr Rawson. We got no help whatsoever. We then got in touch with the press and a Mr Lennon, a reporter, was able to contact Fraud Squad Officer Kyle Armstrong who later handed the case over to the late Det. M. Patterson. Mr Patterson did a very detailed investigation and exposed fraud, forgery, malpractice and misappropriation.
Det. Patterson was denied the right to speak at the first Court Hearing.
Mr Drennan made his first Report to the High Court Judge committing perjury by placing my brother Freddie's Showroom at numbers 68-69 Smithfield instead of 60-65 Smithfield.
60-65 Smithfield was being sold to the Ryland Group for 375,000 at this time - 1979.

Eileen Wright.


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