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Dirty Money, Frozen Funds, and £26.5 Million Luxury London Homes

  • Javanshir Feyziyev purchased two Chelsea Barracks apartments
  • U.K. bank accounts of Feyziyev’s family were frozen amid probe

An Azeri politician was able to buy two luxury London residences for 26.5 million pounds ($35 million) while a U.K. crime agency was seeking to freeze millions in assets that he had transferred to family members as part of an investigation linked to alleged money laundering.

Javanshir Feyziyev, a serving member of Azerbaijan’s parliament, bought two apartments in the exclusive Chelsea Barracks complex under his name in 2019 and 2020, U.K. Land Registry filings show. At the time, accounts belonging to Feyziyev’s wife, son and nephew were frozen as part of a civil investigation into the original source of their cash, some of which Feyziyev had transferred to them, court records show.