DATE: May 20, 2008
SUBJECT: ASSIGNMENT OF PROCEEDS OF CRIME FILES
To provide clear direction respecting the assignment of applications to pursuant to Part XII.2 (Proceeds of Crime) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
All enquiries or requests in relation to applications for special warrants and restraining orders pursuant to the proceeds of crime legislation are to be referred to the Director or the Assistant Director of the Special Prosecutions Branch. Since Crown prosecutors in the Special Prosecutions Branch are the only persons designated to act on behalf of the Attorney General pursuant to the legislation, all applications for special warrants, restraining orders, and subsequent forfeitures must be made by members of that Branch.