Bermuda Court orders civil forfeiture of $826,000 alleged to be Proceeds of Crime (updated)

The Royal Gazette has reported that, on 22 November 2016, the Supreme Court of Bermuda ordered the civil forfeiture of $826,000 under Bermuda’s Proceeds of Crime Act 1997.

The money had been seized by the police from a tourist’s safe in the Fairmont Southampton Princess hotel. Criminal charges against the tourist have already been dismissed.

The Supreme Court has not yet published a reasoned written ruling, setting out the reasons for its decision. But the Government of Bermuda is $826,000 richer …

UPDATE: Chief Justice Kawaley’s written Ruling was published on 28 November 2016. 

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