‘Cool shades’ investigation cites 34 GNR and armed forces agents

The ‘cool shades’ investigation that originally flagged around 800 GNR and Armed Forces agents in a scam that saw the State funding the purchase of designer sunglasses has now whittled the number down to 34.

Explain reports, 745 agents have ‘assumed guilt’ (and presumably repaid the money erroneously handed out for ‘prescription shades’).

There are 25 other ‘official suspects’ including owners and staff in various opticians.

The ‘scandal’ which defrauded the State of around €358,000 was uncovered in 2018 (click here).