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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 73: Order varied or discharged

131.Section 73 allows compensation to be paid where a person absconds before trial, has a confiscation order made against him, and subsequently secures a variation or discharge of the order by the Crown Court. The provision is not limited to serious default (as in section 72) because it is considered that the court should be able to exercise a more flexible approach in circumstances where a confiscation order has been made without the defendant having been tried.

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