Criminal property is property that constitutes a person’s benefit from criminal conduct (or property that represents such a benefit in whole or in part, whether directly or indirectly) when the alleged offender knows or suspects that the property constitutes or represents such a benefit.1  Any predicate criminal conduct can form the basis of a money laundering offense.  For example, revenues resulting from the criminal evasion of taxes could constitute criminal property.

Criminal conduct includes all conduct which would constitute a criminal offense in any part of the UK or would constitute an offense in the UK if it had occurred there.2

1 Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA), c. 29, § 340(3) (UK).

2 POCA § 340(2).

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