UK court lifts anonymity for woman who spent £16 million at Harrods in unexplained wealth case

London (CNN)A woman whose husband is a jailed state banker in Azerbaijan has lost a court fight to avoid being named as she seeks to explain how she paid for two properties worth £22 million ($29 million) in total, Britain’s Press Association reported Wednesday.

Zamira Hajiyeva, who is the subject of the first two unexplained wealth orders obtained by the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), also spent more than £16 million over a decade at luxury department store Harrods, a High Court judgment said, according to PA.
The High Court order dismissing her attempt to throw out the NCA case and maintain her anonymity was made last week, when Hajiyeva was named only as “Mrs A,” but her lawyers were given a week to appeal. The anonymity order was lifted Wednesday after a judge ruled that “no good case” had been made for extending it, PA said.

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