According to Linda M. Samuel, then-Deputy Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California and the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section of the Department of Justice restrained approximately $17.3 million connected to Mr. Venero-Garrido, ultimately forfeiting $15.9 million plus interest accrued. During the investigation, U.S. law enforcement agents identified and forfeited approximately $4.3 million, plus interest accrued, in additional assets. The combined net forfeited amount from these two judgments was $20,277,618.32. She also notes that the investigation resulted in forfeiture of additional $358,753.76. In addition, investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Offie for the Southern District of Florida contributed to Montesinos' arrest and the direct return of additional assets to Peru, including at least $14.1 million repatriated directly by Mr. Venero-Garrido. Ms. Samuel wrote that, "The United States Department of Justice has approved transferring $20,277,618.32 in forfeited funds to the Government of Peru (GOP) in recognition of its assistance in the Venero case. The forfeited funds represent the proceeds of a broad range of fraud, corruption and money laundering offences committed in Peru and the United States that were connected to former Peruvian intelligence Chief Vladimiro Montesinos, his associate Victor Alberto Venero-Garrido, and other associates of Montesinos and former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori. The statutory basis for the transfer under U.S. law is Title 18, United States Code, section 981(i)(1) authorizes the Attorney General to transfer money laundering proceeds and instrumentalities forfeited under 18 U.S.C. [Sections] 981 and/or 982 to a foreign country that participated directly or indirectly in acts leading to the seizure and forfeiture of the property." (Source: Linda M. Samuel, "Repatriation Obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Corruption," Resource Material Series No. 65 for the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI). See also, US v. $17,317,700.38 in US currency, Case No. 1:01-cv-03444 (S.D.Fla.) and US v. $4,362,761.02 in US currency, Case No. 1:02-cv-21779 (S.D.Fla.).
According to a case study by Professor Guillermo Jorge, as of September 2007, Mr. Montesinos had been convicted in 13 different trials and more than 70 trials were ongoing. (Source: Guillermo Jorge, "The Peruvian Efforts to Recover Proceeds from Montesinos's Criminal Network of Corruption," in ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific, Asset Recovery and Mutual Legal Assistance in Asia and the Pacific, Proceedings of the 6th Regional Seminar on Making International Anti-Corruption Standards Operational Held in Bali, Indonesia, on 5-7 September 2007 and hosted by the Corruption Eradication Commission, Indonesia, accessed at http://www.adb.org/Documents/Books/Asset-Recovery/Asset-Recovery.pdf.)
Linda M. Samuel, "Repatriation Obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Corruption," Resource Material Series No. 65, accessed at the website of the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI): http://www.unafei.or.jp/english/pdf/PDF_rms/no65/RESOURCE-DivisionNo06.pdf; US v. $17,317,700.38 in US currency, Case No. 1:01-cv-03444 (S.D.Fla.), Complaint for Forfeiture in Rem filed August 9, 2001; Stipulation and Settlement Agreement filed April 25, 2003 and Final Order of Forfeiture filed April 29, 2002; US v. $4,362,761.02 in US currency, Case No. 1:02-cv-21779 (S.D.Fla.), Complaint for Forfeiture in Rem filed June 14, 2002 and Final Order of Forfeiture filed February 25, 2003. Professor Guillermo Jorge, "The Peruvian efforts to recover proceeds from Montesinos' criminal network of corruption," Backgrounder paper presented at the Asian Development Bank's Regional Seminar for Asia-Pacific, "Making international anti-corruption standards operational: Asset Recovery and mutual legal assistance," September 5-7, 2007 (Bali, Indonesia), at 1 and 23 and fn 56, accessed at http://www.adb.org/Documents/Books/Asset-Recovery/Asset-Recovery.pdf. U.S. Department of Justice Press Release, "Attorney General Eric Holder at the Opening Plenary of the VI Ministerial Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity" (Doha, Qatar), November 7, 2009, posted at http://www.justice.gov/ag/speeches/2009/ag-speech-091107.html; Acuerdo Entre el Gobierno de la Republica del Peru y El Gobierno de Los Estados Unidos de America Sobre Transferencia de Activos Decomisados, January 21, 2004, accessed at http://www.rree.gob.pe/portal/Tratados.nsf/22ad71c70685eaa805256ea100718...$FILE/B-3047%20ACUERDO%20PER%C3%9A%20-%20USA%20SOBRE%20TRANSFERENCIA%20DE%20ACTIVOS%20DECOMISADOS.pdf