In line with a recent news ‘published‘ by the ‘Irish Time,’ stated that the Ireland’s judicature [High Court] has dominated that 25,000 Euro in crypto assets managed by a person in jail is considered as “the proceeds against the law.”
The court “broke new legal ground”, the Irish Times added that while considering the case of Neil Mannion — a person reportedly serving a six-and-a-half year jail sentence at Dublin for Drugs offences since 2014.
Mannion had reportedly admitted to sell drugs on the darknet, specifically on Silk Road and Agora. He was confined at the Dublin Circuit Criminal in 2015 once supposedly pleading guilty to charges of possession and intent to distribute numerous controlled substances.
The Irish CAB [Criminal Assets Bureau] withdrew his Bitcoin [BTC] revenues beside funds from his banking accounts and credit cards in proceedings that were supposedly settled earlier in the month of Feb. 2016.
Following the further investigation, CAB found his web crypto wallet holding Ethereum [ETH] valued around 25,000 Euro’s. Since Ethereum [ETH] had not “started operating as a trading currency” at the time of the primary proceedings, it was not thought of within the initial ‘investigation‘, states Irish Times.
CAB submitted an application seeking to get the Ethereum [ETH] in July 2016. Mannion tried to oppose the application , reportedly stating that Irish authorities don’t had rights to his system or any copies of it, as the investigation had been now terminated.
Justice Carmel Stewart ruled that his rights had not been broken. Moreover, she added that the initial investigation was doubtless undermined by the “intricacies of knowledge privacy rights” employed by cryptocurrency exchanges. Stewart supposedly noted that, while the main details of the investigatory process raised serious queries, they failed to represent a breach of Mannion’s constitutional rights.
Irish courts, that are a part of a common-law system, observe and are bound by precedents set in higher courts.
Even earlier in June, the co-founder of Irish BTC broker Eircoin blamed BPFI [Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland] of discriminating against crypto-related accounts. He additionally claimed that the banks would avoid opening new accounts for crypto businesses, following unrevealed official ‘guidelines‘ to not deal in illicit activities related to crypto tradings.
However, the BPFI, beside with several alternative major Irish bank AIB, denied the allegations and said that didn’t discriminated any crypto-related companies.