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High Court grants orders determining that three residential properties, owned by the extended family of the first defendant, were the proceeds of the crime relating to the first defendant, and should be sold subject to a requirement that a portion of the net proceeds of sale of the various properties be apportioned to certain defendants.
High Court - proceeds of crime - residential properties - application for order under s.3(1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 1996 - Criminal Assets Bureau - evidence does not establish that there would be a serious risk of injustice by the making of an order - materials considered by the Chief Bureau Officer sufficient to support as reasonable his beliefs that the motorcycle, cars and van seized were acquired with proceeds of crime - further sufficient to support as reasonable his beliefs that watches and jewellery seized at the Flat were acquired with proceeds of crime - further materials also sufficient to support as reasonable the beliefs of the Chief Bureau Officer that Deanstown Road and Naul were acquired in connection with property which indirectly constituted proceeds of crime - further that much of the money used to rebuild and renovate Chestnut Lodge was provided by Ross Browning out of proceeds of crime - WhatsApp messages retrieved from phone - a portion of the net proceeds of sale of the various properties be apportioned - in order to ensure there is no disproportionate enrichment of state.
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