‘McMafia’ case: woman who spent £16m at Harrods granted bail

Zamira Hajiyeva is facing extradition to Azerbaijan from UK on embezzlement charges

A woman who spent £16m in Harrods and is subject to the UK’s first McMafia-style “dirty money” investigation has been released on bail after nine days in custody following a request for her extradition to Azerbaijan.

Zamira Hajiyeva was arrested by the Metropolitan police last week at the request of authorities in Azerbaijan, where she is wanted on two charges of embezzlement. Her husband, Jahangir Hajiyev, was jailed in 2016 for defrauding Azerbaijan’s national bank out of up to 5bn manat (£2.2bn).

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