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Alison Seabeck (Shadow Minister (Defence); Plymouth, Moor View, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2012, Official Report, columns 361-2W, on Manoucehr Bahmanzadeh, whether or not the monies levied were paid directly to the Crown Prosecution Service or into another account.

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Crispin Blunt (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation); Reigate, Conservative)

The confiscation order of £1 million in the name of Manoucehr Bahmanzadeh was paid in full, plus an additional £19,978 of accrued interest for late payment. The bulk of the assets were held in Jersey outside of the jurisdiction of England and Wales. Therefore £950,730 was enforced by Jersey within their jurisdiction and that amount was retained in full by them. The remaining £69,248 was accounted for by HMCTS and forwarded to the Home Office. Under the Asset Recovery Incentive Scheme the CPS as the Prosecution Agency would retain 18.75% of the £69,248, which equates to £12,984.


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