The misappropriation of a seized object is a form of fraudulent appropriation of the property of others by misappropriation which constitutes an offense bordering on breach of trust.
DIVERSION OF OBJECT SEIZED
The misappropriation of a seized object is defined by article 314-6 of the penal code as the fact, by the seized person, of destroying or of diverting an object seized in his hands as a guarantee of the rights of a creditor and entrusted to his custody. or that of a third party
Misappropriation of seized object and penalties
The misappropriation of a seized object is punishable by three years’ imprisonment and a fine of 375,000 euros.
Attempted misappropriation of seized object
The attempted diversion of the seized object is punishable by the same penalties as the diversion of the seized object.