Crimes Amendment Act 2015

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13 Section 243 amended (Money laundering)

(1)

In section 243(1), insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

act includes an omission

offence means an offence (or any offence described as a crime) that is punishable under New Zealand law, including any act, wherever committed, that would be an offence in New Zealand if committed in New Zealand

(2)

In section 243(1), definition of proceeds, replace “a serious offence” with “an offence”.

(3)

In section 243(1), repeal the definition of serious offence.

(4)

In section 243(2) and (3), replace “a serious offence” with “an offence” in each place.

(5)

In section 243(4), replace “for the purpose of concealing any property or enabling another person to conceal any property,” with “in concealing any property or by enabling any person to conceal any property,”.

(6)

After section 243(4), insert:

(4A)

Despite anything in subsection (4), the prosecution is not required to prove that the defendant had an intent to—

(a)

conceal any property; or

(b)

enable any person to conceal any property.

(7)

In section 243(5), delete “serious” in each place.

(8)

After section 243(6), insert:

(7)

To avoid doubt, for the purposes of the definition of offence in subsection (1), New Zealand law includes, but is not limited to, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975.