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Freezing of Assets: Russia

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Conservative, Esher and Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from the alleged Klyuev organised crime group her Department has subjected to an (a) asset freeze and (b) asset recovery in each of the last eight years.

Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The Home Office is responsible for the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 but does not itself have powers to freeze or recover assets. The powers in the Proceeds of Crime Act may be exercised by law enforcement agencies such as the National Crime Agency, Serious Fraud Office, constables and HM Revenue and Customs.

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