Daughter of South-African property tycoon appears in High Court after fleeing trial in UK | Carlow Nationalist – The Nationalist

A notorious on-the-run con woman, who is the daughter of a wealthy property tycoon and is wanted in the UK for fleeing a trial, has told her High Court bail hearing that she is not a flight risk.

Farah Damji (54), with an address at Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1, appeared before Mr Justice Tony Hunt today, applying for bail in Ireland while she awaits the hearing of extradition proceedings brought against her in the UK.

Ms Damji fled to Ireland in February this year during her trial in which she was convicted in her absence by Southwark Crown Court in London for breaching a restraining order in April and June 2018.

Ms Damji is the daughter of a South African-born property tycoon and has a criminal record for fraud and theft stretching back to the 1990s.

Opposing the bail application, counsel for the State, Emily Farrell told Mr Justice

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