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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 397: Customer information orders

546.A customer information order would require all (or a targeted sample of) banks and other financial institutions to provide details of any accounts held by the person who is the subject of a confiscation or money laundering investigation. The order can also apply to persons who appear to hold a property which is subject to a civil recovery investigation. Under subsection (1) an application for a customer information will be made to the sheriff court by the appropriate person as defined in section 412. As with disclosure orders, a person may require the person serving the order to demonstrate that they have the authority they claim. Again, it is envisaged that a copy of the original customer information order will be provided.

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