Cash Seizure and Forfeiture
17th November 2010
The Director of Public Prosecutions v Corrina Murray
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
On the 17th November 2010 Dublin Circuit Criminal Court ordered the forfeiture to the Exchequer of cash amounting to €24,250 pursuant to Section 39, Criminal Justice Act 1994, as amended by Section 21, Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2005, on the grounds that it was proven on the balance of probabilities to represent the proceeds of crime, or was intended for use in criminal conduct. On 10th December 2008 Revenue Enforcement Officers at Dublin Airport seized and detained the cash from UK national, Corrina Murray, as it was about to be exported to Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Following an investigation by Revenue's Investigations and Prosecutions Division, a file on the matter was referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions who ordered the forfeiture proceedings.
It had been claimed that the cash was the proceeds of Ms Murray's part-time employment and was to be used on a shopping spree in Amsterdam. It was also alleged that the cash was to be used to purchase stock in relation to one of her claimed part-time employments. However it was proven to the Court that these claims did not stand up to scrutiny.
The forfeiture application at the Circuit Criminal Court was uncontested.