Banker's wife will have £22m seized unless she reveals source of wealth

Posted by Ed 4 yrs ago
A woman who spent £1m a year at Harrods will be forced to give up her £15m home unless she reveals the source of her fortune following the UK’s first McMafia-style “dirty money” investigation.

Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of a former boss of the Azerbaijani state bank jailed for fraud, has lost her final appeal against a court order forcing her to reveal how she came by so much money.

If she fails to comply, the UK’s National Crime Agency will be able to seize £22m worth of property, including her home in Knightsbridge, central London, and a £11m Berkshire golf course.

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Ed 4 yrs ago 

The Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by a woman who spent £16m in Harrods to overturn the UK's first Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO).

Zamira Hajiyeva, wife of a jailed banker, may now lose her £12m London home - and a separate golf course - if she can't explain her riches.

The court said her challenge to the UWO raised no arguable point of law.

Mrs Hajieyva's husband is in jail in Azerbaijan for embezzling millions of pounds from a state bank. 

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