Ex-Gitmo Detainee's Book Sale Money May Be Seized

David Hicks Gitmo

First Posted: 07/20/11 01:24 PM ET Updated: 09/19/11 06:12 AM ET

SYDNEY -- Australia has told a former detainee at the U.S. prison camp in Cuba it may seize any profits he has made from his autobiography.

Australian David Hicks was jailed at Guantanamo Bay more than five years before a plea deal in 2007 let him return home to serve a nine-month prison sentence. Australian law permits suing criminals for proceeds from their crimes. It is unclear whether the law applies to Hicks since he pleaded guilty before a U.S. military commission.

Hicks wrote in "Guantanamo: My Journey" that he only admitted to a charge of providing material support to al-Qaida to escape Cuba. It was published last year.

The Australian newspaper said the notice filed Wednesday will be heard in court next month

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