The home of deceased Glasgow gangland figure Kevin 'Gerbil' Carroll has been seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act, the Crown Office has revealed.
A property recovery order saw authorities take possession of Carroll's estate after it was determined the gangster had bought it from the proceeds of crime.
Carroll, who was shot dead in a supermarket car park in January 2010, was involved in organised crime, violence, drug dealing and fraud.
His home in Lennoxtown will now be sold with the proceeds going to the Scottish Government.
Officials said the action was not defended by Carroll's next of kin and, on May 1, the court granted the authorities a recovery order for the house and a term assurance policy in Carroll's name.
Ruaraidh Macniven, of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, said: "The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 enables civil proceedings to be taken to recover the proceeds of crime where prosecution is not possible for some reason, including, as in this case, where the alleged perpetrator of the crime has died.
"The Civil Recovery Unit will continue to target assets which have been obtained through crime and, in particular, serious organised crime."
Money recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act is invested by Scottish Ministers in community projects aimed at alleviating the effects of crime.
To date, over £60m has been invested in a range of free activities for young people through the CashBack programme.
At a trial which ended earlier in May, Ross Monaghan was cleared of murdering Carroll after a judge ruled there was insufficient evidence for a conviction.
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