After days of speculation surrounding the identity of the woman who spent £16m in Harrods over a decade, Zamira Hajiyeva has now been named as the first person subject to Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) by the National Crime Agency (NCA).
The wife of a jailed Azerbaijani banker named as subject of 'McMafia' order https://t.co/4hytm22EJM
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Under Britain’s new anti-corruption law, the wife of a jailed banker must explain the source of her wealth to the High Court or risk losing her £15m Knightsbridge home and a Berkshire golf course.
Hajiyeva, originally from Azerbaijan, lost a legal battle to stay anonymous after the media argued the public should know the full facts.
Meanwhile, Hajiyeva has denied any wrongdoing and is fighting against the order.
Hajiyeva’s lawyers said the UWO “does not and should not be taken to imply any wrongdoing”, by her or her husband. They have applied for permission to appeal against the order.