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Serious Fraud Office targets luxury Surrey mansion linked to the ‘robber baron’ of Uzbekistan

January 27 2020 by Christian Eriksson

The UK anti-fraud agency has posted an official notice detailing for the first time part of the vast wealth acquired by Gulnara Karimova, the hugely controversial daughter of Islam Karimov, the long-serving former president who died after a stroke in 2016.

A jet-setting socialite who was dubbed the “robber baron” of Uzbekistan for allegedly abusing her position as the daughter of the country’s dictatorial president is linked to a sumptuous Surrey mansion with a private boating lake, a new Serious Fraud Office (SFO) document suggests.

She is currently subject to a US-led international investigation which alleges that while her father was in power, she conspired with telecoms companies over a decade to extort more than $865 million in bribes. The US has described the alleged conspiracy as one of the largest bribery schemes ever charged.

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