British authorities intend to confiscate corruption-related assets of Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of the first president of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, RIA Novosti reports.
According to the country's anti-fraud department, she acquired several properties by illegal means. Three of them, according to law enforcement officers, are in Britain and were obtained as a result of corrupt deals in Uzbekistan.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the agency filed a lawsuit for their seizure in civil order in accordance with applicable law.
In August 2015, Gulnara Karimova was sentenced to five years of restriction of freedom for extortion and tax evasion, a criminal case is being investigated on a number of other charges.
Two years later, in 2017, the amount of financial damage made public - about $ 2 billion. Uzbekistan insisted on seizure of assets worth $ 1.5 billion in 12 countries, including Russia.
In December 2017, the US Treasury Department also listed Mrs. Karimova in “Global Magnitsky Act”, a bipartisan bill passed by the U.S. Congress, which authorizes government to sanction human rights offenders, freeze their assets, and ban them from entering the U.S.