PERU ORDERS CONFISCATION OF $1.5 MILLION STASHED IN MEXICO BY A CORRUPT ARMY GENERAL

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.

https://baselgovernance.org/news/peru-orders-confiscation-usd-15-million-stashed-mexico-corrupt-army-general

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.

https://baselgovernance.org/blog/interview-applying-perus-non-conviction-based-forfeiture-law-international-cases

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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