Joe Bruno on the Mob – Fat Freddie Thompson Out On Bail in Spain.
As was predicted in an earlier blog, Fat Freddie Thompson’s wise move to allow himself to be extradited from Cloverhill prison in Ireland to Spain to face charges worked out perfectly. Days after he was extradited, Thompson was brought to a courthouse in Estepona where he faced charges of drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, money laundering and unlawful assembly.
And guess what?
The judge allowed Thompson out on bail, which would have never happened had Thompson remained in custody in Ireland.
According to the article below, “Sources believe that his decision to agree to extradition to Spain to face the charges is a ‘tactical maneuver’ to allow him to continue his life of crime.”
Just so Thompson won’t miss any conjugal visits, reports say it is likely Thompson will be joined in Marbella, Spain by his girlfriend Vicky Dempsey and his young son.
It’s amazing how a criminal like Thompson was able to play the system in Europe, which is a place that is notoriously light on crime. Sure the cops in Europe put on a big show or arresting this one and that one. Yet Thompson, for all his alleged criminal activities, was able to avoid prosecution in Ireland. Then instead of languishing in an Irish jail after he was arrested on a European arrest warrant issued by Spain, Thompson said something like, “I think I rather go to Spain, where those dopes will be stupid enough to let me out on bail.”
Kiddies, they used to say, “Only in the movies.”
Now I say, “Only in Europe,” where the last time I looked, two European counties named Greece and Italy, are looking for a European bailout because they have run out of money, basically because of runaway socialistic spending.
Now I know why so many rich Europeans are breaking down the door in America, trying to get into a country that only screws the rich a little bit. Europeans are fighting to get E-2 visas in America, like fat men fighting for the last meatball on the dining room table.
Criminals like Freddie Thompson perform country-hoping exercises in Europe to avoid jail as easily as an Italian drinks a bottle of wine. And to make matters worse, people are rioting in the streets in Europe because their big bad country is trying to pull the ever-present safety net from out under their lazy fat butts.
Give me the good old U.S. of A. anytime. Every time an American arrives home from across the pond, they should kiss the ground as soon as they get off the plane.
And the girls are prettier in America too.
The article below can be seen at:
Sun shines on ‘Fat’ Freddie as he gets bail
By Niall O’Connor
Tuesday November 01 2011
GANG Boss ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson was today enjoying the Mediterranean sunshine after being freed on bail from a Spanish court.
The 30-year-old criminal was brought by armed officers to a courthouse in Estepona where he faced charges of drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, money laundering and unlawful assembly.
Thompson was extradited to Spain last Friday at the request of officers probing his links to Irish gang boss Christy Kinahan’s €1bn crime empire.
Sources believe that his decision to agree to extradition to Spain to face the charges is a “tactical manoeuvre” to allow him to continue his life of crime.
However the Crumlin gangster was spared more prison time after agreeing to bail conditions and was today soaking up the Spanish sunshine.
Thompson was ordered to hand over his passport and to sign on at the court twice per month until his case is heard — a requirement that is likely to bring him into contact with alleged associates John Cunningham and Kinahan’s sons Daniel and Christopher.
And it is likely Thompson will be joined in Marbella by girlfriend Vicky Dempsey (30) and his young son.
He is believed to be staying in a plush villa along with his cousin, Liam Byrne (32).
Spanish officers are expected to keep close tabs on the gangland boss over fears he may be targeted by enemies.
If convicted, Thompson is facing nine years in prison.
Thompson spent 13 days on the D2 wing of Cloverhill prison before being flown to Spain. He is thought to have then spent the weekend in prisons in Madrid and Alhaurin de la Torre — home to killers Dermot McArdle and Eric ‘Lucky’ Wilson.
Sources at Cloverhill have revealed that Thompson indicated being on bail in Spain would be a more attractive option than an Irish jail.
“He was always polite and caused no trouble whatsoever,” according to a senior officer.
While awaiting his extradition hearing, Thompson received three visitors.
One of these visitors is believed to be a close associate of fugitive Eugene Cullen, who is being sought for questioning by detectives in relation to a robbery in Dundrum and a fatal shooting in 2009.
Suspected gangland boss, ‘Fat Freddie’ Thompson bailed in Spain
Costa del Sol
Friday, 04 November 2011 18:49
SUSPECTED crime boss ‘Fat Freddie’ Thompson was released on bail following a court appearance in Estepona. Thompson was arrested in Dublin on a European arrest warrant on October 14 and consented to extradition.
The 30-year-old Dubliner spent 13-days in Cloverhill Prison in Ireland before being flown to Spain last Friday and spending the weekend in prisons in Madrid and Alhaurin de la Torre.
While he has not been officially charged with any crimes he “has been informed he is under investigation for crimes including money laundering, unlawful assembly and drugs trafficking,” a court source told Irish daily the Independent.
“The three conditions of his bail are that he cannot leave Spain, hands in his passport to the authorities and signs on at court twice a month on days fixed by the court.”
If convicted he faces nine-years in prison in Spain