Manoucehr Bahmanzadeh

Justice written question – answered on 20th February 2012.

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Photo of Alison Seabeck Alison Seabeck Shadow Minister (Defence) 20th February 2012

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.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation) 20th February 2012

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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