Woman who won the England’s biggest divorce payout is taking her son to court after accusing him of helping his father to hide assets.
Tatiana Akhmedova, 52, secured a landmark GBP£ 453 million payout from her ex-husband Russian oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov, 64, following the end of their 10-year marriage in 2016.
However the oil and gas tycoon has been slow to release the funds and been found in contempt of court, after claiming he does not recognise the High Court’s ruling.
Akmedova, a British citizen, now believes that her 27-year-old son Temur is helping his father to hide assets from British authorities.
A raid on Temur’s London flat last month seized 58 electronic devices in which information relevant to the case was found.
Justice Knowles said that there was ‘clear evidence’ that Temur possessed ‘incriminating documents’ and a ‘real possibility’ that he would destroy them if the raid had not been carried out.
The judge added that Temur’s actions were likely to ’cause serious damage’ to his mother’s ability to ‘pursue the proceedings and obtain the judgement to which she claims to be entitled’.