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NSW Can Police Seize Assets and Bank Accounts?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Steve500, 17 June 2015.

  1. Steve500

    Steve500 Well-Known Member

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    Can police seize Assets and Bank Account or Accounts in fraud matters? Or do they have to apply to get a court order too?
     
  2. Sarah J

    Sarah J Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the charge or suspected charge. Generally, yes, they can. Financial fraud or money laundering have special legislation that gives police wider powers than usual. This generally includes police (or the investigating authority) accessing accounts, requesting documents and information from banks and freezing assets (such as bank accounts).
     

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