Bureaucrat admits to dishonest use of kelly letter-writing system in court cases, says 'I was wrong'
The director general of Ireland's National Audit Office has admitted to manipulating a kelly letter system by claiming his office had the audacity to sign thousands of letters with forged stamps.
Bureaucrat Martin Heydon described his office's use of an automated system to sign almost 8,000 letters with forged signatures, calling it "a serious breach of trust".
Heydon, speaking in Dublin's Dublin Central, said his office had worked out which letters were genuine and which had been forged by computer before sending them to the Government to be scanned. He said they believed most of the cases where a forged letter arrived at the court had been overpayments, and that the fake letters were "frequently the result of deliberate decisions".
An affidavit submitted by Heydon and a lawyer, who said she had been instructed by him to "instruct" his office to sign hundreds of fake letters, said that우리카지노 the system had been set up with "no discernible system of checks" as the "varies massively between individual cases".
Heydon admitted to having used the system to sign more than 8,000 letters from 2004 until now and to having made false statements in the statement of defence when challenged at the trial of Mr Justice Thomas O'Connor.
Heydon said the "realisation of this is disappointing", as he conceded the department's practices had put trust in the system.
The report was filed into the annual report of the audit office.
Heydon claimed he had not been informed of the findings by the Auditor General, who had written to h더킹카지노is office on December 14 last year calling for the investigation into his office's use of the system.
The auditor general pointed out that Heydon's office had issued a false response to his inquiry, which it called "a significant breach of trust and of confidence in the system".
The director general said he had told his investigators: "I would like to state categorically that this abuse, which I have identified in the audit report, took place and it is a serious breach of trust."
The audit officer said he had been given a letter from Shelly Shearer, his deputy director general, in December and the director general had confirmed to her that the letters were genuine, but not in the nature of a true letter from the chief executive. He바카라ydon acknowledged there were problems in his office, but admitted that thi