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Case of GOS v Radomir Prus and others: | 27 November 2020

Illegally gained properties to be disposed of

 

On September 14, 2020 the then Chief Justice Mathilda Twomey of the Supreme Court of Seychelles granted a disposal order in favour of the Government of Seychelles (GOS) in a matter pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime (Civil Confiscation) Act of 2008as amended that was investigated and brought to court by the Financial Crime Investigation Unit (FCIU) of the Seychelles Police Force with the assistance of the Office of the Attorney General.

The owners of the two properties filed several applications before the Supreme Court all of which were dismissed in favour of the GOS, the latest being a ruling of the Constitutional Court dated November 24, 2020.

In bringing finality to the matter, the Supreme Court has ordered that the property in question namely, a 4-bedroom en-suite Maison on Eden Island worth over R14,250,000 and a super yacht by the name of Dream Angel, also moored at Eden Island Marina, worth over Euros 200,000 be disposed of after the FCIU successfully proved that the two properties in question were purchased using the proceeds of crime namely, subsidy fraud and money laundering.

The FCIU as the Receiver of the said properties anticipates to sell the seized properties, thereafter transferring the proceeds of sale to the government’s coffers.

The owners of the two properties are one Czech national and a Polish national and the case has been in court since 2016.

 

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