Really good news, I loved the Judges summing up of O'Kane at the end of the article. I hope he gets a long sentence.
A Co Antrim businessman has been unanimously convicted of an international property scam
The Belfast Crown Court jury of seven men and five women deliberated for just over five hours over the last two days before finding 52-year-old Kevin O'Kane unanimously guilty of 25 charges of obtaining money and property by deception.
O'Kane, an oil and coal merchant from Ballyneese Road in Portglenone, was unanimously acquitted of two similar charges as well as one count of using a false instrument, namely a set of fake property deeds.
Since the trial began almost three months ago on 16 September, the court heard that he had duped seven people into thinking they were buying luxury villas in the sunshine resort of Gumbet in Turkey and that in total, they handed over half a million pounds between them.
O'Kane claimed in numerous meetings in Northern Ireland and also on site visits to Golden Beach Villas, that he was the landowner and developer but as one victim told the court, O'Kane "didn't own even a blade of grass"......