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Proceeds of Crime and Jersey Trust Assets

June 2009 - Crime. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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The Royal Court has recently delivered the latest instalment in the matter of the Bird Charitable Trust and the Bird Purpose Trust (see Ogier briefing dated February 2008). The Bailiff’s judgment of 29 April 2009 in the above case, concerned an application to discharge a saisie judiciaire granted in May 2007 by the Royal Court under the Proceeds of Crime (Jersey) Law 1999 (the “Law”), on the request of the United States, in respect of the realisable property of Mr Gary Kaplan situated within Jersey, including the assets of the Bird Trusts.