Asset Recovery Watch

ARW-21
Augusto Pinochet
Chile
President (1973-1990); Commander-in-Chief of Chilean Army (1990-1998); "Senator for life" (1998 to 2006)
United States
Location of Recovery Effort, Asset Location / Alleged Asset Location
2000
2004
Art.19, Art.20, Art.23
Yes
Actions Initiated by Foreign Jurisdiction
Unknown
NA
According to the March 2005 report by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations on U.S. accounts used by Mr. Pinochet and his family and associates to conceal their illicit proceeds, at the order of Chilean Judge Sergio Munoz, Pinochet lawyer Oscar Aitken Lavanchy transferred $6.8 million from U.S. accounts (about $5.5 million from G.L.P. accounts; about $1.3 million from Trasker accounts) to a bank in Chile; on August 13, 2004, the bank deposited the funds into an account under control of the Santiago Court of Appeals. (Source: U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Supplemental Staff Report on U.S. Accounts Used by Augusto Pinochet (March 16, 2005), at 56 and 62).
Completed
No
NA

According to the March 2005 report by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations on U.S. accounts used by Mr. Pinochet and his family and associates to conceal their illicit proceeds, at the order of Chilean Judge Sergio Munoz, Pinochet lawyer Oscar Aitken Lavanchy transferred $6.8 million from U.S. accounts (about $5.5 million from G.L.P. accounts; about $1.3 million from Trasker accounts) to a bank in Chile; on August 13, 2004, the bank deposited the funds into an account under control of the Santiago Court of Appeals. (Source: U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Supplemental Staff Report on U.S. Accounts Used by Augusto Pinochet (March 16, 2005), at 56 and 62).

A number of criminal proceedings had been instituted against Mr. Pinochet by the Chilean courts and by Spain's Fifth Central Magistrate of the National Court. (Source: Regina v. Bartle and the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and Others Ex Parte Pinochet (on appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench Division), Opinions of the Lords of Appeal, November 25, 1998.)

Unknown
Abogado Procuradora Fiscal, Santiago
Court of Appeals, Santiago
U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
NA
NA