Malik Abdullah Farooq, 81, from Birmingham claimed he had gone on an incredible lottery winning streak when he bought a £412,000 home. He said, thanks to 123 prize-winning tickets in the Pakistani lottery.
81-year-old Malik Abdullah Farooq and his son Kashaf Ali Khan, 44, claimed their incredible run of fortune lasted between July 2012 and February 2013, which allowed Farooq to purchase a lavish £412,000 house.
But the National Crime Agency was sceptical, and employed an expert statistician who worked out Farooq’s good luck was as likely as scooping the UK National Lottery jackpot 40 weeks running.
Kashaf Ali Khan had previously admitted money laundering offences in September 2010 and was ordered
Kashaf Ali Khan admitted paying off the confiscation order using further criminal cash. Malik Abdullah Farooq used black-market prize bond dealers in Pakistan to buy the Winning Prize Bonds, as winners of the Pakistan state lottery have to wait several weeks to collect money.
Mostl of Winners sell their winning ticket (prize bonds) to agents with minor deduction to get immediate cash. Further black market agents sell this winning tickets to money launderers, who can then get prize organisers to issue payment in their name and convert their Black money into white money.
All these tactics were used in a bid to fool investigators into believing he had won legitimate prizes.
Kashaf Ali Khan was sentenced to 22 months in jail at Birmingham Crown Court.