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Entries in civil forfeiture (13)

Thursday
Feb092017

Martin Kenney: Confiscating the proceeds of crime will make the Caribbean safer

One of the more interesting developments I discovered during the holiday period was a proposal from the Barbadian Chief Justice Minister, Sir Marston Gibson, to set up a regional asset recovery group in the Caribbean.

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Thursday
Jul212016

Singapore seizes $177 million linked to 1MDB, cites AML lapses at UBS, Stanchart, DBS and Falcon

Singapore said Thursday it has seized property and bank accounts linked to money allegedly diverted from Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

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Wednesday
Jul202016

What did the alleged 1MDB looters buy with $1 billion? Here's the list

The DOJ alleged in a civil forfeiture complaint Wednesday that officials at Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund 1MDB and the step son of the Malaysia prime minister diverted more than $3.5 billion from the fund.

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Wednesday
Jul202016

DOJ seeks forfeiture of $1 billion linked to Malaysia state fund

The DOJ filed a civil forfeiture complaint Wednesday against assets allegedly bought with money looted from Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

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Friday
Jul082016

DOJ gives Taiwan bribe money paid to former president's family

The Department of Justice said Thursday it is returning about $1.5 million to Taiwan that came from the sale of a forfeited New York condo and a Virginia home bought with bribe money paid to the family of Taiwan’s former president.

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Thursday
Dec172015

Deterrence or due process abuse: What's up with DOJ forfeiture actions?

A daily news show on CCTV America dealt Tuesday with the DOJ's civil and criminal asset forfeiture cases.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

DOJ returns $1 million in forfeited bribe money to South Korea

Former South Korea President Chun Doo HwanThe Department of Justice returned $1.1 million in forfeited assets to the government of the Republic of Korea Monday. 

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Wednesday
Jul152015

DOJ seizing $12 million stolen from Philippine disaster relief funds

The Department of Justice filed a civil forfeiture complaint Tuesday to recover $12.5 million in U.S. assets linked to a massive disaster relief fraud orchestrated by a prominent Philippines businesswoman who's now serving life in prison.

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Tuesday
Jun302015

DOJ seeks forfeiture of $34 million in bribes from Canada company to Chad diplomats

The DOJ filed a complaint Tuesday for the civil forfeiture of $34 million -- the value of shares in a Canadian energy company used to bribe Chad’s former ambassador to the United States and Canada to influence the award of oil development rights.

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Thursday
Nov202014

Friends and Enemies: When anti-graft campaigns become political weapons

Civil asset recovery actions against kleptocrats stashing their loot in luxury real estate abroad has become a hot new topic in the global anti-corruption movements with the publication of Public Wrongs, Private Actions. This handy guide empowers developing nations with realistic tools to hunt down the stolen assets secreted abroad. Civil lawsuits, unlike criminal cases, do not normally require dual criminality and are therefore often the best and only possible remedy.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

Taking back from the kleptocrats: Asset recovery burdens of proof

Image courtesy of the Stolen Asset Recovery InitiativeCivil, as opposed to criminal, asset forfeiture cases are the subject of heated debates in domestic U.S. law. Many civil libertarians and thoughtful observers of the U.S. legal system raise serious due process concerns when assets are taken without a prior criminal conviction. Civil cases are governed by lower procedural protections than criminal convictions that require proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Wednesday
Sep032014

Job: AUSA - Asset Recovery Division (Denver, Colorado)

Job Title: Assistant U.S. Attorney - Asset Recovery Division

Employer: The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado

Location: Denver, Colorado (USA)

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