Forfeiture is an action carried out by the various law enforcement agencies in accordance with a court order in order to temporarily freeze the condition of the suspect’s property in the initial stage of the undercover investigation, in order not to allow property smuggling.
Completion of the temporary seizure procedure ends with a forfeiture order given by the court at the end of the main legal proceeding (after the defendant is convicted), then the court will determine whether to order the forfeiture of the property in full or in part.
In Israel, the courts are empowered to order the seizure and confiscation of property on the basis of specific provisions in various legislative sources, including: Criminal Procedure Ordinance (Arrest and Search) [New Version], 1969, the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance [new version],1973, Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2000, the Act Against Criminal Organizations, 2003, the Act on Forfeiture of Profits from Publications Concerning Offenses, 2005 and more.
The forfeiture weapon is currently a major element in the trend of law enforcement authorities in the State of Israel as part of the fight against organized and ordinary crime in the aspect of economic assault. Adv. Ronen Rosenbloom also served as a forfeiture officer in his various positions in the Israel Police. In this role he took part in complex forfeiture investigations in major economic crime cases.