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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Singapore said Thursday it has seized property and bank accounts linked to money allegedly diverted from Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
The DOJ filed a civil forfeiture complaint Wednesday against assets allegedly bought with money looted from Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
A daily news show on CCTV America dealt Tuesday with the DOJ's civil and criminal asset forfeiture cases.
The Department of Justice returned $1.1 million in forfeited assets to the government of the Republic of Korea Monday.
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.
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.
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.
Civil, 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.
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)