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Asset Recovery Office (Police) Germany – Functions and Possibilities

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Asset Recovery Office (Police) Germany – Functions and Possibilities

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  1. Asset Recovery Office (Police) Germany – Functions and Possibilities Jürgen Schmitt Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden (Federal Criminal Police Office) Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden - Asset Recovery Unit SO 35

  2. Table of contents • Organization of German police • Work of the BKA – Asset Recovery Unit (POLICE-ARO Germany) Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden - Asset Recovery Unit SO 35

  3. Organization of German police • Fundamental principle: • The Federal States (Länder) are in charge of police matters • Exceptions: • Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt) • Federal Police (Bundespolizei) • Police at the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) • Special role: Inspector of the auxiliary police forces (Bereitschaftspolizei) in the Federal States Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden - Asset Recovery Unit SO 35

  4. Kiel Rampe BKA Hamburg Bremen Eberswalde Berlin Hannover Magdeburg Düsseldorf BKA Dresden Erfurt Wiesbaden BKA Mainz State Criminal Police Offices Saarbrücken Munich Stuttgart Organisation of German police Berlin Meckenheim Wiesbaden Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden - Asset Recovery Unit SO 35

  5. Organisation of German police Functions of the Bundeskriminalamt • Central agency • International co-operation • Criminal prosecution (in certain areas) • Warding off dangers arising from international terrorism • Protection of members of the consititutional bodies • Witness protection Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden - Asset Recovery Unit SO 35

  6. Work of the BKA – Asset Recovery Unit Functions of BKA SO 35 – Asset Recovery Unit • Support of BKA-investigations in terms of asset tracing and asset freezing • Principle issues • Correspondence with foreign police offices Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden - Asset Recovery Unit SO 35

  7. Work of the BKA – Asset Recovery Unit Support of BKA - investigations • SO 35 - The Service Unit: „confiscation of assets as an integral part of investigative proceedings“ • Advice concerning specific legal actions and tactics • Asset tracing in Germany and foreign countries • Initiation and enforcing provisional asset confiscation • Supervision of asset confiscation until final sentence Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden - Asset Recovery Unit SO 35

  8. Work of the BKA – Asset Recovery Unit Principle Issues: • national and international committees • annual statistics • education and training • correspondence with theministry of the interior Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden - Asset Recovery Unit SO 35

  9. Work of the BKA–Asset Recovery Unit Correspondence with foreign police offices • Requests from and to foreign countries for purpose of asset tracing and freezing • Interpol • Europol • Liaison - Officers • Carin-Contact-Point • Central authority on basis of Council of Europe Convention No. 141 Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden - Asset Recovery Unit SO 35

  10. Work of the BKA–Asset RecoveryUnit • EU-Decision 2007/845/JHA dated on 06.12.2007 (Implementation of Asset Recovery Offices): • „Bundeskriminalamt - SO 35“ is nominated as German ARO (Police) • „Bundesamt für Justiz“ is nominated asGerman ARO (Justice) (Both since 14th of July 2009) Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden - Asset Recovery Unit SO 35

  11. Work of the BKA – Asset Recovery Unit Possible areas of asset tracing / support: Material assets Bank account register Other Financial services companies Access to Databases / contact points Tax information Insurances Police Informations Informations about companies Real estates Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden - Asset Recovery Unit SO 35

  12. Contact: www.bka.de SO35@bka.bund.de +49 611 55 -14260 or -16155 Any further questions ??? Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden - Asset Recovery Unit SO 35