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The Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Compensation, etc., where absconder is acquitted

27.—(1) This Article applies where—

(a)the High Court has made a confiscation order under Article 24(4), and

(b)the defendant is subsequently tried for the offence or offences concerned and acquitted on all counts.

(2) The Court by which the defendant is acquitted shall cancel the confiscation order.

(3) The High Court may, on the application of a person who held property which was realisable property, order compensation to be paid to the applicant in accordance with Article 29 if it is satisfied that the applicant has suffered loss as a result of the making of the confiscation order.

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