Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996

Identification.

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11. (1) A person who publishes or causes to be published—

( a) the fact that an individual—

(i) being or having been an officer of the Revenue Commissioners or an officer of the Minister for Social Welfare, is or was a bureau officer, or

(ii) is or was a member of the staff of the Bureau,

( b) the fact that an individual is a member of the family F9 [ or the civil partner within the meaning of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 ] of—

(i) a bureau officer,

(ii) a former bureau officer,

(iii) a member of the staff of the Bureau, or

(iv) a former member of the staff of the Bureau,

or

( c) the address of any place as being the address where any—

(i) bureau officer,

(ii) former bureau officer,

(iii) member of the staff of the Bureau,

(iv) former member of the staff of the Bureau, or

(v) member of the family of any bureau officer, former bureau officer, member of the staff of the Bureau or former member of the staff of the Bureau,

resides,

shall be guilty of an offence under this section.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable—

( a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding F10 [ 3,000 ], or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both, or

( b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding £50,000, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years, or to both.

(3) In this section references to bureau officer, former bureau officer, member of the staff of the Bureau and former member of the staff of the Bureau do not include references to the Chief Bureau Officer, the Acting Chief Bureau Officer or the bureau legal officer.