Freedom of Information: Proceeds of Crime (R008168)
Thank you for your request dated 18 July 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:
"I'm looking for details of all concluded Proceeds of Crime cases for Scottish courts over the last year.
Could you please break this down by -
Name of accused
The court that dealt with the case
The date of the order
The type of offence
The proceeds of the crime
The realisable assets
The amount the final order was made for"
I attach a table at Annex A showing the information requested for the year preceding the date of your request
It should be noted that the named courts listed in the Court column of the table are Sheriff Courts.
It should also be noted that the initials MDA referred to in the Charge column of the attached table refer to the Misuse of Drugs Act.
You may note that there are some confiscation orders in which the accused’s realisable assets (available amount) differ from their financial crime benefit (benefit figure). The benefit figure is the amount by which the accused has benefitted from their crime and the available amount is the realisable assets which they have. In instances where there are no assets available at the time a confiscation order is made an order can be made for as small a figure as £1.00. These confiscation orders are called nominal confiscation orders. The purpose of a nominal order is to preserve the Crown’s position, so that if the accused obtains any assets in the future the Crown can ask the court to recalculate the confiscation order.