Zamira Hajiyeva

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Westminster magistrates court in London have arrested a 55-year-old Samira Hajiyev, accused in two cases of misappropriation of funds.

The woman was detained by police acting at the request of the authorities of Azerbaijan on extradition, reports the BBC. Hajiyev was put on the international wanted within the criminal case of her husband Jahangir Hajiyev. On 30 October, she voluntarily surrendered to the police and since then is in custody.

The court ruled that a woman can leave on the security in 500 thousand pounds, but prosecutors objected. Meanwhile, according to lawyers haciyeva, it is not a fraud, though, and led a lavish lifestyle. Defenders also stressed that Hajiyeva came to the UK after a violent kidnapping in Azerbaijan. London’s high court will consider the appeal on 8 November.

Banker Jahangir Hajiyev in 2016 at home was sentenced to 15 years in prison for financial fraud. He was convicted of fraud, embezzlement, abuse of power. According to the Finance Ministry of Azerbaijan, Hajiyev, head of the 2001-2015 years the state international Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA), has appropriated three billion dollars. The banker denied the charges.

55-year-old Zamira Hajiyeva lived in London for about ten years and gained fame for his shopping in Harrods, one of the most expensive places in London. Their total cost is estimated more than 16 million pounds (21 million dollars), of jewelry, fragrances and watches Boucheron woman once spent the day around 121 thousand pounds sterling. For purchases at Harrods she was paid for 35 no-limit Bank cards, which was ruled by her husband.

The British government also became interested in the mansion haciyeva worth 15 million pounds in prestigious Knightsbridge, close to Harrods. According to the National Agency for combating crime in the UK, the house was purchased through the company Vicksburg Global Inc., registered in the British virgin Islands and controlled haciyeva.

Last week the National crime Agency confiscated belonging to the family haciyeva jewellery worth more than £ 400,000, they had to be sold at auction Christie’s.

Zamira Hajiyeva became the first man to whom the British government used the new law “About criminal Finance”, according to which it is expected to freeze the assets of foreigners not able to explain the origin of his wealth.