A New York attorney jailed in Ireland for an air rage incident has now been arrested for a public disorder offence outside the American embassy in Dublin.
Lawyer Timothy Fasano has only just been released from a three month prison sentence after a flight from Munich to New York was diverted to Dublin because of his drunken behaviour.
He had served a three month sentence after the pilot took the decision to divert as he felt Fasano was a security risk.
Now he has appeared before the Dublin District Court after he was arrested for allegedly using threatening and abusive behaviour outside the embassy according to a report in the Herald newspaper.
The court heard he was trying to arrange to return home when the latest incident happened.
Officers told the court that Fasano was found in possession of a knife on his arrest.
Judge Michael Walsh refused to grant bail, saying the lawyer seemed to have caused ‘mayhem’ during the short time he had spent in Ireland.
Fasano was remanded in custody to appear in court again later this week.
The report says that Fasano, of 690th Street, Queens, New York, is charged with causing a breach of the peace, failing to obey garda (police) directions and unlawful possession of a knife at Pembroke Road, Dublin 4, on August 6.
Police objected to bail and court heard the accused had been attempting to organise documentation to leave Ireland when he was arrested.
Fasano’s lawyer Tracey Horan told the court her client had been in Ireland since April 23 and is ‘destitute’.
Referring to the air rage incident, Fasano said that he had drunk too much and ‘blacked out’.
He said the US embassy had taken his passport and refused to return it, making him ‘upset’.
The report added that he claimed the knife in his suitcase had a corkscrew and bottle-opener and was ‘not considered a weapon’ in the US.
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