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UWO Appeal Ruling Gives Boost To UK's New Anti-Fraud Law

Law360, London (February 6, 2020, 8:21 PM GMT) -- British prosecutors received a boost in their fight against corruption after the country’s first use of new powers to target suspected criminal assets survived a concerted legal challenge.

Zamira Hajiyeva arrives at a London court in September. An appeals court has found that the National Crime Agency legally targeted Hajiyeva with a demand to explain the source of her money. (Getty)

The Court of Appeal held that the National Crime Agency had legally targeted the high-spending wife of an Azeri banker convicted of fraud and embezzlement using powers introduced in 2018 to crack down on the flow of dirty money to...

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