On 3 November, the Basel Institute on Governance reported that, in the first such case in the Americas, Peru has issued a judgement ordering the non-conviction based confiscation of over $1.5 million in assets frozen in Mexico. The Extinción de dominio non-conviction based forfeiture (NCBF) law allows assets of illicit origin to be confiscated in a judicial procedure, even if a criminal conviction is not possible. It involves money stolen by former Army General Victor Manuel Malca Villanueva during the corrupt government of Alberto Fujimori from 1990–2000.
INTERVIEW OF PERUVIAN PUBLIC PROSECUTOR: APPLYING PERU’S NON-CONVICTION BASED FORFEITURE LAW IN INTERNATIONAL CASES
On 3 November, the Basel Institute on Governance published an interview with Dr Hamilton Castro Trigoso, Provincial Prosecutor of the First Provisional Provincial Prosecutor’s Office for Extinción de dominio in Lima, on his experiences in investigating and enforcing asset confiscation judgements abroad.
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