The Nama official who is alleged to have demanded a €30,000 bribe from a construction company is already under investigation by gardai in relation to separate allegations of misconduct while working for the agency.
An investigation by the Sunday Independent can reveal that the individual in question left his position with Nama some time ago, and has since taken up an advisory role with a major property developer. As part of his duties, the former Nama employee has been assisting the developer in identifying properties held by Nama debtors which he believes may be suitable for acquisition.
Informed sources within the property industry have told this newspaper that the former Nama officer and the developer have visited Dublin on business on a number of occasions in the past two years. The Sunday Independent is aware of the identity of one Nama borrower who was approached by the two men directly with a view to discussing the sale of one of his assets.
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