GUNMEN have tried to murder a financial adviser and associate of investment crook Francois de Dietrich.The Co Donegal man escaped injury when a gunman opened fire on his car near Belleek at lunchtime on Monday, donegaldaily.com learned today.The intended victim of the murder bid was a completely innocent victim of French conman de Dietrich. He had been a salesman for Etic Solutions but did not know the entire scheme was a Ponzi scam. The man was travelling along the Ardees Road close to the site of the former security checkpoint beside Slavin Church of Ireland on the Lough Shore Road when his black Volvo car was attacked.A PSNI spokesman has confirmed that the victim did not see anyone and police do not know if more than one gunman was involved or if more than one shot was fired. HHowever a spokesman confirmed to donegaldaily.com that they discovered a mark on the driver’s side rear passenger door consistent with having been caused by a gunshot. The car has been taken away for forensic examination.The spokesman said the driver was not injured but was badly shaken. The attack happened on the same day as an arrest warrant was issued for de Dietrich’s arrest at a court in Belfast.He conned dozens of Donegal people out of millions of euro.Detectives are appealing to anyone who saw suspicious activity on the Ardees or Lough Shore Roads between 12.15pm and 12.30pm on Monday to contact them in Enniskillen on 00 44 845 600 8000.If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 00 44 800 555 111.Today a Garda source told us: “We are taking an interest in this development as there is a cross-Border aspect to it. It is a very worrying situation.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com CROOK FRANCOIS SHOCK! GUNMEN OPEN FIRE ON FORMER ASSOCIATE was last modified: January 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Francois de Dietrichgun attackmurder bid
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