Daughter of Ex-Uzbek President arrested for Money Laundering

Eldest daughter of late president Islam Karimov, Gulnara Karimova, who was rumoured to be poisoned was arrested for these crimes, which included stealing companies and property, taking kickbacks and avoiding tax. Karimova was once a prominent socialite, fashion designer and singer.

Karimova, 45, is the eldest daughter of the late authoritarian president of the secretive ex-Soviet Central Asian state, who died following a reported stroke in September last year.

Karimova had led a globe-trotting lifestyle, hosting fashion parties, shooting pop videos and launching clothing labels. More secretly, she had also acted as her father’s unofficial gatekeeper to Uzbekistan for foreign companies, demanding bribes of hundreds of millions of pounds for market access.