DUBLIN, April 17 A Dublin court found two former
executives of the collapsed Anglo Irish Bank guilty on Thursday
of charges of illegal lending and providing unlawful assistance
Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer were judged guilty on ten
counts of illegal loans to clients known as the "Maple Ten".
They were found not guilty on six other charges of illegal loans
to the family of businessman Sean Quinn.
Former Anglo Irish chairman Sean FitzPatrick was found not
guilty of the same charges on Wednesday in the first such case
since Ireland was rocked by a banking crisis six years ago.
The three men were accused of providing loans to the Maple
Ten and to the wife and five children of Quinn in 2008 to enable
them to buy shares in the bank, boosting its stock price.
(Reporting by Sarah O'Connor; Writing by Sam Cage; Editing by