Northern Ireland

Nama deal: Two men released in NCA fraud inquiry

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Image caption The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) is the Republic of Ireland's so-called bad bank. It sold its Northern Ireland portfolio in 2014

Two men arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as part of a fraud investigation linked to Northern Ireland's biggest property deal have been released on bail.

Ireland's National Asset Management Agency (Nama) sold its Northern Ireland portfolio to investment fund Cerberus for £1.2 billion in 2014.

The men were arrested on Tuesday.

The NCA is the lead agency in the investigation into allegations of fraud connected to the sale.

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It began its investigation after Mick Wallace, an independent politician in the Republic of Ireland, told the Irish parliament that a Northern Ireland politician was in line to benefit from the Nama deal.

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