Mikaela Jav received roughly $19.6 million from a controversial source
Mikaela Jav is an extremely popular resident DJ in Ibiza who is known for her popular ‘Mikaela & Friends’ parties which began back in 2015. Through these parties, Mikaela was able to build her image and her social media following considerably. Mikaela’s social media posts reflected her lavish lifestyle, a lifestyle that attracted the attention of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Transparency International UK chapter, who launched an investigative report against Mikaela.
Mikaela Jav’s real name is Izzat Khanim Javadova who is also the cousin of Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev. Mikaela and her husband Suleyman Javadov were investigated for funds that were reported by the National Crime Agency under the conjecture that the funds were collected via “corruption, theft or embezzlement.” In December of last year, an article written by the Evening Standard disclosed that a London couple had received roughly $19.6 million from “questionable origins.”
The National Crime Agency’s report states that the $19.6 million in funds came from 20 opaque companies in offshore locations to the couple’s UK accounts. The National Crime Agency was able to determine six of the companies and later disclosed that the companies were part of an ‘Azerbaijani Laundromat’ that would launder money, bribe European officials, and move funds to support lavish lifestyles.
The investigation is still ongoing.
Source – Evening Standard