Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010

Direction to provide explanation of documents.

68.— (1) A State competent authority may, by notice in writing, direct a designated person for whom the authority is a competent authority to furnish to the authority an explanation of any documents relating to the designated person that—

(a) the person has furnished to the authority in complying with a direction under section 67 , or

(b) an authorised officer has lawfully removed from premises under section 77 (including as applied by section 78 ).

(2) In giving a direction under this section, a State competent authority shall specify the manner in which any explanation of a document is required to be furnished and a reasonable time by which the explanation is required to be furnished.

(3) A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a direction under this section commits an offence and is liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months (or both).