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 Poroshenko signs law authorizing attachment of property of any person within investigation of criminal case

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law that permits the seizure of property of any person in the case of its use as evidence in criminal proceedings.

This is evidenced by the relevant information on the bill published on official website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Censor.NET reports citing the Ukrainski Novyny.

The property possessed, used or controlled by suspect, accused, convicted, third parties, legal entities against which the pre-trial restrictions may be imposed under criminal law by the decision of the court or investigating judge can be attached.

The third parties falling within the scope of the property seizure law are those, who have received or purchased property from a suspect, accused or convicted free of charge or in return for a sum much lower than the market value, or has been aware that the purpose of the transfer was to earn from property obtained as a result of the committed offense or in order to avoid confiscation.

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The above-mentioned information in respect of a third party should be established in the courts on the basis of sufficiency of the evidence.

The decision of the investigating judge or the court along with sufficient evidence proving that the property was obtained by criminal means authorizes its attachment.

No property may be seized if it is owned by a good faith purchaser.

As reported, Ukrainian parliament authorized the attachment of property of any person within investigation of criminal proceedings Nov. 10.

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