The US Embassy in Dublin told Gardaí that a man named James Mack identifying himself as a CIA agent never stayed at the embassy.
During a colorful bail application earlier in the week, the defendant said he lives in hotels and at the US Embassy in Dublin and is the CEO of a company international with assets of 15 billion euros, having high-level military contracts in America, France and Israel. .
The case has been adjourned to Cork District Court for verification of the allegations of the accused, who was first arraigned in court for threatening behavior in Monkstown, Cork, on Sunday evening September 4.
Sergeant John Kelleher said he contacted the Embassy on September 7 and they phoned him on September 8 and said, “Mr. Mack or Ayat has not at any time resided at the US Embassy. They don’t have any details about him.
Judge Colm Roberts concluded: “They have no knowledge of him.”
Sergeant Kelleher said Cabinteely gardaí in Dublin knew the accused by several different aliases.
Judge Roberts said he would also like Gardaí to contact the Monkstown couple mentioned by the defendant. He said they owed his company $15 million for high-level security and were going to give him the deeds to a property in Monkstown as security for the alleged debt.
The judge said he would like to process the bail application and the threatening charge case as soon as possible. The matter will be brought up again on September 9 to see if a date could be set next week for finalization.
The defendant was found in contempt of court for shouting profanities at Judge Roberts, calling him a bastard on September 5. He apologized on September 7.
He was prosecuted as Fahd Ayat with an address in Grove Park, Rathmines, Dublin, and was arrested for allegedly engaging in threatening behavior in Monkstown on Sunday September 4. He says his real name is James Mack.
He told Garda Anne O’Donovan when he was charged, “I’m from the CIA.” He told his lawyer, Frank Buttimer, that he had used up to 150 different names in his confidential work for various military clients in the United States, France and Israel.