Criminal Forfeiture in Canada

This article, by Canada’s leading asset forfeiture expert Jeff Simser and others, discusses the status of criminal forfeiture in Canada, the types of property that may be recovered, and the procedure for doing so.  Among other things, it discusses what constitutes the proceeds of crime and the offense of laundering such proceeds, the tools the government may use to preserve forfeitable property pending trial, and the challenges to forfeiture that may be raised by criminal defendants and third parties.

Criminal Forfeiture in Canada – Simser, et al.