Presentation on theme: "Crime pays ???. 43 x Police Forces of England and Wales 1 x Serious Organised Crime Agency – FIU, CARIN, Interpol, ARO 1 x Crown Prosecution Service 1."— Presentation transcript:
Regional Asset Recovery Office Multi-agency team of Prosecutors, Police, Customs, Revenue, Social Welfare Investigates the criminal finances in parallel with forces/ agencies Cross-border serious organised crime
Total proceeds of crime Held by people arrested by police Asset Recovery Asset recovery Financial evidence Intelligence
Uses of Financial investigation 1.Use financial intelligence to identify other people who hold proceeds of crime 2.Use money laundering evidence to produce better evidence 3.Use asset recovery to recover proceeds of crime held by people known to police
Council of EU Recommendation “To EU, its Member States, their institutions and agencies UK legal measures, which have proved to be highly effective, such as civil recovery, cash forfeiture and POCA investigatory powers need to be thoroughly explained and discussed at EU level. The role and powers of financial investigators as well as their training system need to be presented at EU level and taken into account when common EU standards or training projects are being developed.