Harrods store in London. Photo: Sokkk https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrods

12 October 2018, 08:30

British investigators study spending of Azeri banker's wife

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has got interested in the income sources of Zamira, the wife of Djakhangir Khadjiev, a former head of the International Bank of Azerbaijan, after she spent a lot of money at the department store and purchased expensive real estate.

The request was put forward by the NCA at the start of the year, but the respondent was disclosed only now, since the time for non-disclosure of this information to the media has expired.

Questions to Zamira Khadjieva arose after she spent about 16 million pounds sterling at the Harrods Department Store and bought real estate in Britain worth more than 20 million pounds, the Russian Service of the BBC reported on October 10, adding that it was for the first time that the NCA has demanded to explain the sources of such a large amount of money from a foreign citizen.

In 2001-2015, Djakhangir Khadjiev headed the International Bank of Azerbaijan; and in 2016, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Azerbaijan for embezzlement, frauds, abuse of office and on other charges, as well as to a fine of almost 40 million US dollars, the "Vedomosti" has reported.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 11, 2018 at 02:27 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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