Britain`s new Assets Recovery Agency has been set up to seize the wealth of previously untouchable "Mr. Bigs" who have not been convicted of an offence but whose way of life is paid for by crime. The Crown will need only to show there were "reasonable grounds" to believe wealth had been acquired illegally. It would be for the owner to prove otherwise, and assets could be seized on the "balance of probabilities." Civil liberties campaigners have denounced the powers, because they reverse the presumption of innocence.
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