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Azeri Banker's Wife 1st Target Of New UK Dirty Money Powers

Law360, London (October 10, 2018, 9:46 PM BST) -- The high-spending wife of an Azerbaijani banker jailed on fraud charges is the first target of the U.K.’s new anti-corruption law, it can be revealed after reporting restrictions expired Wednesday.

The wife of the convicted former chairman of the International Bank of Azerbaijan is the subject of the U.K.'s first unexplained with order. Above, customers use the bank's ATMs in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Getty) The anonymity order was lifted after Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of former Azerbaijan state banker Jahangir Hajiyev, lost a legal battle to avoid being named as the subject of the U.K.’s first unexplained wealth order.

Hajiyeva must explain to the...

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