Crossmolina native Michael Lynn will arrive back in Ireland today, more than 10 years after he fled the country, according to the Irish Independent.

50-year-old former solicitor Mr Lynn boarded a flight out of Brazil last night and is scheduled to arrive in Dublin Airport at lunchtime today, along with four Gardai.

It marks the end of a saga that began when he did not attend a High Court hearing on €80m fraud charges in 2007.

He was arrested in Brazil in 2013 and fought extradition back to Ireland to the last.

Yesterday, he was taken from the Cotel prison, where he has been for almost five years, and put on a flight to Frankfurt.

From Frankfurt he was scheduled to be put on a connecting flight to Dublin, arriving today at noon.

At the time he fled to Brazil, Mr Lynn was facing 33 charges in the High Court relating to an alleged €80m mortgage fraud.

Some of the charges will be dropped as part of the extradition deal with Brazil.



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