Asset Recovery Watch

ARW-117
Luis Roldan
Spain
Head of Guardia Civil (1986-1994)
Switzerland
Undertaking Recovery Effort, Location of Recovery Effort, Asset Location / Alleged Asset Location
1986
Unknown
Art.17, Art.23
Yes
Actions Initiated by Foreign Jurisdiction
Unknown
Unspecified
Unknown, but Mr. Roldan's case received international attention when he was captured in Laos after ten months as a fugitive. (Source: New York Times, "Fugitive returned to Spain," March 1, 1995.)
Completed
$15,000,000
No
N/A

The Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that $15 million had been returned to Spain in Mr. Roldan's case. (Source: Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, September 30, 2009.)

According to a Spanish tribunal, Mr. Roldan was sentenced in February 1998 by the Madrid Provincial Court to 28 years in prison on charges of embezzling public funds, bribery, embezzlement and tax fraud. (Source: http://www.tribunalconstitucional.es/en/jurisprudencia/Pages/Auto.aspx?c...).

The Committee of Inquiry, House of Representatives
Unknown
Madrid Provincial Court
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unknown