The woman was the first foreigner, who is required to disclose the source of income.
The magistrate’s court in London arrested the wife of the former banker of Azerbaijan Jahangir Hajiyev Samira in the investigation of the source of its wealth.
The woman, who has spent 16 million pounds (18 million euros) in a luxury Department store, Harrods of London, facing extradition.
It is reported that Hajiyev was taken into custody by the officers of the Metropolitan police Service after receipt of an extradition request from the Azerbaijani authorities.
Westminster magistrates court in London ruled that the wife of the financier can be released on bail on certain conditions, including the prohibition to leave the house in the fashionable residential area of Knightsbridge, the need to report daily to the police and the payment of bail of 500 thousand pounds (572 thousand euros).
At the same time, the decision was challenged by the Prosecutor, so Hajiyev will remain under arrest during the pendency of the appeal – until November 8.
It reminds edition, previously the UK National Agency for combating crime seized from a 55-year-old haciyeva jewelry for the sum more than 400 thousand pounds. In addition, the Agency revealed she’s got almost 50 items of jewellery, put up for sale by auction house Christie’s. Among the items recovered were a Boucheron sapphire and ruby necklace worth about 120 thousand pounds.
Woman became the first foreign person involved in business in the UK, in which law enforcement agencies are required to disclose the source of its funds.
Spouse haciyeva in 2016, was sentenced in absentia in Azerbaijan to 15 years in prison on charges of fraud and embezzlement. Jahangir Hajiyev was the Chairman of the state Bank of Azerbaijan.
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