Wife of Azerbaijani banker has been arrested for the purchase of 16 million euros


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Wife of the former head of the International Bank of Azerbaijan Jahangir Hajiyev Samira arrested in London. Against it put forward two charges of embezzlement, reports the BBC.

At the moment she is in custody. Addresses the issue of her extradition to Azerbaijan.

The court said that Hajiyev can be released from custody on bail in 500 thousand pounds sterling.In this case, she will have to live in his house in London and to report daily to the police.

Zamira Hajiyeva is the first person who fell under the law “About criminal Finance”, adopted in 2017. Wife of jailed Azerbaijani banker known for their major shopping in Harrods. It is noted that she left there about 16 million pounds (21 million dollars).

In February, the UK got the right to seize the assets of foreign citizens in cases where they are unable to explain the income of over 50 thousand pounds. Under suspicion are already about 140 people, most of them are citizens of Russia.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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