Mem 10: Rewards Program for Information Leading to the Recovery of Iraqi Sate and Former Regime Assets

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Mem 10: Rewards Program for Information Leading to the Recovery of Iraqi Sate and Former Regime Assets
L. Paul Bremer, Coalition Provisional Authority
Deficient OCR, possibly incomplete.

COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY
MEMORAMDUM NUMBER 10


REWARDS PROGRAM FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE
RECOVERY OF IRAQI STATE AND FORMER REGIME ASSETS


Pursuant to my authority as Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA),
and under the laws and usages of war, and consistent with relevant UN Security Council
resolutions, including Resolutions 1483 and 1511 (2003),

Recognizing that Saddam Hussein and his family and other members of the former
regime engaged in the systematic looting, theft and illegal transfer of Iraqi assets for the
purpose of enriching themselves at the expense of the people of Iraq,

Emphasizing that financial assets of the former Government of Iraq and former regime
members that are located abroad must be repatriated back to Iraq,

Noting the obligation of the CPA to recover the maximum amount of these assets so they
can be used for the benefit of the Iraqi people,

I hereby promulgate the following:

Section 1
Purpose and Definitions


1) This Memorandum provides conditions for the payment of rewards for information
leading to the recovery of Iraqi state or regime-owned assets.

2)
“Iraqi state assets” is defined to mean funds or other financial assets or economic
resources of the previous Government of Iraq or its state bodies, corporations, or
agencies located outside Iraq as of May 22, 2003.

3) “Former regime-owned assets” is defined to mean funds or other financial assets or
economic resources of Saddam Hussein or other senior officials of the former Iraqi
regime and their immediate family members, including entities owned or controlled,
directly or indirectly, by them or by persons acting on their behalf or at their direction.

Section 2
Authority


1)
The Administrator or his designee, in coordination with the Ministry of Finance, may
authorize the payment of financial rewards to eligible individuals who provide the
Coalition with information that leads to the recovery of Iraqi state assets or former
regime-owned assets.

CPA/MEM/04 Apr 2004/10

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