A woman from Azerbaijan who spent 16 million pounds ($21 million) on jewelry, wine and other goods at luxury London department store Harrods over the course of a decade has become the first target of a new British rule allowing officials to seize money from people suspected of getting their wealth through corruption.
1. This case marks Britain’s first use of what rule?
2. According to this rule, Britain can seize assets over what amount?
3. Based on the article, do you think that the government will seize everything over the amount designated by the law? If not, what do you think will happen?
4. What is your opinion of the rule? Discuss.
5. What was the distinction between investigation and criminal procedure?
Lawless, J. (2018). Woman who spent $21M at Harrods fights UK wealth order. AP.com, Oct. 10 (Retrievable online at https://apnews.com/4779acdf5ca24f33bfb3c7b9e6e15d0f/Woman-who-spent-$21M-at-Harrods-fights-UK-wealth-order)