THE pensioner dad of a convicted money launderer bought a £412,000 house with money he claimed he won with 123 prize-winning LOTTERY TICKETS.

Malik Abdullah Farooq, 81, said he enjoyed the incredible run of fortune on the Pakistan Prize Bond Draw between July 2012 and February 2013.

But, National Crime Agency investigators discovered, it was the result of a black market money-laundering scheme masterminded by his son.

An expert statistician brought in by the police said Farooq’s good luck was as likely as winning the UK National Lottery jackpot FORTY weeks running.

Farooq and his son Kashaf Ali Khan, 44, both made the claims when they were arrested in September and October 2014.Khan, of Prospect Lane, Birmingham, has since admitted money laundering by using criminal money to buy the house.

He also admitted a second money laundering count in relation to paying a £175,000 confiscation order – given after an earlier money laundering conviction in 2010 – with criminal cash.

At Birmingham Crown Court, Khan was sentenced to 22 months in jail after admitting he knew the money was the proceeds of crime.

Two money-laundering charges against his father, Farooq, were left to lie on file.

The court heard how in October 2009 the NCA caught Khan handing over a holdall to someone, which contained £74,830 cash.

The following September, he admitted money laundering offences and received a suspended prison sentence together with an order to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.

In January 2012, Khan was ordered to pay £175,000 because of the conviction – and coughed up within 12 months despite no records of him working.

He has now admitted paying off the confiscation order using further criminal cash.In 2013, he used his father’s funds to buy the Prospect Lane house.

During the previous year, flurries of money from Dubai were paid into Farooq’s Pakistan bank account.

The OAP used black-market prize bond dealers in Pakistan in a bid to fool investigators into believing he had won legitimate prizes.Winners of the Pakistan state lottery have to wait several weeks to collect their winnings.

Because of that, some sell their winning ticket to an agent for a smaller, but immediate, windfall.

The black-market agents then sell on the winning tickets – for more than they are worth – to crooks needing to clean their criminal money, who get prize organisers to issue payment in their name.

POLICE say father and son thought they had the perfect excuse when they hit on the lottery scam.

NCA senior investigating officer Phil Houghton said: “Kashaf Ali Khan has admitted two counts of money laundering because of the weight of evidence against him.

“He thought that he had the perfect explanation if questioned about how he funded the house purchase.“

He and his father possessed documentation to support their story of being genuine winners of the Pakistan prize bond scheme.

Farooq and his son Kashaf Ali Khan, 44, both made the claims when they were arrested in September and October 2014.Khan, of Prospect Lane, Birmingham, has since admitted money laundering by using criminal money to buy the house.

He also admitted a second money laundering count in relation to paying a £175,000 confiscation order – given after an earlier money laundering conviction in 2010 – with criminal cash.

At Birmingham Crown Court, Khan was sentenced to 22 months in jail after admitting he knew the money was the proceeds of crime.

Two money-laundering charges against his father, Farooq, were left to lie on file.

The court heard how in October 2009 the NCA caught Khan handing over a holdall to someone, which contained £74,830 cash.

The following September, he admitted money laundering offences and received a suspended prison sentence together with an order to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.

In January 2012, Khan was ordered to pay £175,000 because of the conviction – and coughed up within 12 months despite no records of him working.

He has now admitted paying off the confiscation order using further criminal cash.In 2013, he used his father’s funds to buy the Prospect Lane house.

During the previous year, flurries of money from Dubai were paid into Farooq’s Pakistan bank account.

The OAP used black-market prize bond dealers in Pakistan in a bid to fool investigators into believing he had won legitimate prizes.Winners of the Pakistan state lottery have to wait several weeks to collect their winnings.

Because of that, some sell their winning ticket to an agent for a smaller, but immediate, windfall.

The black-market agents then sell on the winning tickets – for more than they are worth – to crooks needing to clean their criminal money, who get prize organisers to issue payment in their name.

POLICE say father and son thought they had the perfect excuse when they hit on the lottery scam.

NCA senior investigating officer Phil Houghton said: “Kashaf Ali Khan has admitted two counts of money laundering because of the weight of evidence against him.

“He thought that he had the perfect explanation if questioned about how he funded the house purchase.“

He and his father possessed documentation to support their story of being genuine winners of the Pakistan prize bond scheme.