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Prince Andrew is involved in a fraud case

Prince Andrew is involved in a fraud case

Prince Andrew, who has pulled out of the British monarchy over his links to the Epstein case, on Friday found himself embroiled in a fraud case currently before the courts in which he received “significant sums” from a Turkish businessman, according to documents revealed by the press.

The Duke of York and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson have been named in a dispute that has been taken to the High Court in London between Nebhat Espelin, a 70-year-old Turk, and London-based Turkish businessman Salman Turk. The first would entrust the second with the task of placing her assets outside Turkey, where her husband was imprisoned.

However, according to the documents submitted to the proceedings, which were reported by the British press, the prince and his ex-wife could have received “large sums” from this former banker, accused of embezzling about 40 million pounds (47 million euros). Mrs. Aspelin.

“The funds were used for purposes unrelated to Mrs. Isbilen, for example, large sums were paid to Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson,” according to the plaintiff’s defense position, which appears in these documents.

According to the British newspaper telegraph, The 62-year-old is said to have received more than £1m.

The payments include a ‘gift’ of £750,000 which Ms Esplin paid on the advice of Mr Turk while the 70-year-old believed she would be helped in exchange for a British passport and fleeing Turkey.

Prince Andrew has since returned the money but has “refused” any response to a solicitation from Ms Esplin’s lawyer, according to The Telegraph.

According to the complainant, the payment was made in November 2019 a few days after the businessman to whom her fortune was entrusted won a prize in an entrepreneur competition organized by the prince.

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The case comes as Andrew appeared publicly at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, on the arm of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, for the first time since the amicable agreement reached with American Virginia Joffrey, who accused her of sexual assault while under the late’s influence. American financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Because of the charges, he was stripped of any official role in January and can no longer use the title of HRH.