Unexplained Wealth Orders

How to spend £16m in Harrods

Dominic Casciani

Home Affairs Correspondent

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Zamira Hajiyeva once spent £150,000 in a single day in Harrods, west London

Documents disclosed to the BBC have revealed how a woman managed to spend £16m in Harrods without raising suspicions.

Zamira Hajiyeva, currently fighting the UK's first Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO), used 54 credit cards - many of which were linked to her husband's bank - to go on a massive spending spree over a decade.

Mrs Hajiyeva risks losing her £15m home near Harrods - plus a Berkshire golf course - if she fails to explain the source of her wealth to the High Court.

Her husband is in jail in their native Azerbaijan for stealing millions from his state-controlled bank.

Read more here about the detail, including a payment for £433,389.79 at the Cartier jewellery till and how she spent £160,000 on Boucheron jewellery.