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British media: 61,000 Bitcoins in Qian Zhimin case may belong to British police and Home Office

A court in London, UK, sentenced a British Chinese woman named Jian Wen to 6 years and 8 months in prison for assisting her employer in money laundering related to Bitcoin. The Financial Times reported that the UK's Crown Prosecution Service has initiated civil recovery proceedings in the High Court for the confiscated assets. If no one else claims ownership of the criminal assets, half will go to the UK police and half to the UK Home Office. Huang Feng, a professor at the G20 Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery Research Center at Beijing Normal University, said that according to UK law, if a victim of the crime asserts a claim to the property, the UK court will suspend the civil recovery application made by UK law enforcement agencies to determine the ownership of the relevant property.

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