Asset Recovery Watch

ARW-121
Mansoor ul-Haq [also spelled Mansur ul Haq]
Pakistan
Chief of Naval Staff (Unspecified - 1997)
Pakistan [mention of illegal foreign assets]
Undertaking Recovery Effort
1999
Unknown
Art.20
No
Criminal Prosecution and Forfeiture
Letter of Request
28 U.S.C. Section 1782 [Letter of Request from Pakistan to U.S.]
"legal assistance from foreign expert organizations which led to a major breakthrough towards collection of concrete evidence and discovery of his illegal foreign assets." (Source: Case study #16 "Mansoor ul-Haq" by the National Accountability Bureau of Pakistan, accessed at http://www.nab.gov.pk/Downloads/Case_studies/mansoorulhaq.pdf.)
Completed (in part) and Ongoing (in part)
$6,279,200
No
N/A

According to a case study by Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB), "After NAB's inception in 1999, fresh investigations into the alleged kickbacks of the accused in collaboration with legal assistance from foreign expert organizations which led to a major breakthrough towards collection of concrete evidence and discovery of his illegal foreign assets. The former admiral was arrested by U.S. authorities on 17 April 2001 and a reference back in his home country was filed against him in Accountability Court, Rawalpindi on 12 May 2001. 2. The accused was indicted by court on 22 October." The case study also notes that Mr. Mansoor ul-Haq "paid U.S. $6.2792 million as first installment of his Plea-Bargained money through safe deposits of Fatima Trust, which is owned members of his family through an off shore company, Messer. Moylegrove, registered in the Isle of Jersey." Mr. Mansoor ul-Haq had been charged with receiving illegal commissions and kick-backs. The total plea amount was $7.5 million. Remaining sum was to be paid within 15 months. (Source: Case study #16, accessed at http://www.nab.gov.pk/Downloads/Case_studies/mansoorulhaq.pdf; on U.S. assistance, see In re: Letter of Request from the Government of Pakistan for Assistance in the Investigation of Adm. (R) Mansur ul Haq, Case No. 1:01-cv-00164-SS (W.D. Tex.), Motion by United States for order pursuant to Title 28, U.S.C. 1782 filed on March 9, 2001 and Order granting motion for order pursuant to Title 28, U.S.C. 1782, filed on March 19, 2001.)

According to a case study posted on the website of Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau, Mr. Mansoor ul-Haq had been charged with corruption related offenses and entered into a settlement agreement with authorities. (Source: Case study #16, accessed at http://www.nab.gov.pk/Downloads/Case_studies/mansoorulhaq.pdf, last accessed on May 9, 2011.)

National Accountability Bureau
National Accountability Bureau
Accountability Court, Riwalpindi
National Accountability Bureau
National Accountability Bureau (Pakistan); U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas [Letter of Request from Pakistan]
Accountability Court, Riwalpindi (Pakistan); U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas [Letter of Request from Pakistan]