Full details of the Harrods big spender’s millions of pounds worth of lavish jewelry targeted by ‘McMafia’ law are revealed as law enforcement describes her lavish purchases are ‘luxury items’ purchased with money suspected to be proceeds of crime.
Zamira Hajiyeva acquired the jewelery during a spending spree in the capital that saw her spend £16 million at Harrods using money the National Crime Agency said was stolen from her husband robbed from the bank in Azerbaijan where he worked.
She is fighting the agency’s attempts to force her to confiscate the jewelery in a complex legal process linked to other cases, including that of Shamima Begum, the former Bethnal Green schoolgirl turned wife of the Islamic State and another involving Amal Clooney, USA. State attorney’s wife. movie star George Clooney.
The ANC responded by insisting that there was no legal reason for Ms Hajiyeva to keep the 49-piece jewelery collection which she described in court as being filled with “non-luxury items” necessary to maintain basic standard of living.
He also warned that if she succeeded in stopping the confiscation, using the argument that her husband was detained in Baku for bank fraud and could not participate in the proceedings, that would create money rules make it easier for other foreign tycoons to escape attempts to usurp their ill-gotten gains.
Therefore, the fate of the jewelry is still unknown. But full details and images of every item acquired by Ms Hajiyeva – who in 2018 became the first person to be subject to an unexplained asset management order under the money-targeting “McMafia” law dirty – revealed for the first time after the listing of jewelery court documents were obtained by the Evening Standard.