Libyan attorneys expect UK officials for help in investigating demands Ali Ibrahim Dabaiba laundered proceeds of larceny in England and Scotland
Scottish police are investigating demands by Libyan permissions that a potent is part of Muammar Gaddafis inner circle exploited money intend for infirmaries and house to buy indulgence inns in the Highlands and a string of multimillion pound homes.
The accusations were stimulated in confidential documents to be presented to Scotlands lord advocate in a request for legal assistance by the Libyan attorney general in 2014. Extracts of these have been shown to the Guardian.
One of an elite group of Gaddafi insiders known as companions of the president, Ali Ibrahim Dabaiba is supposed by Libyan attorneys of embezzling millions from public stores during his two decades as heads of state of the two countries major infrastructure commission.
Dabaiba may have awarded contracts worth more than 200 m to companies that he eventually limited, Libyan attorneys claim. They allege he then laundered the proceeds in England and Scotland. They say he may have been helped by his sons, two brothers, and a group of British identifies based in Dunfermline, near Edinburgh.
The Dabaiba family have rejected the allegations as baseless. They maintain that “thats really not” under investigation in Libya, and their solicitor demands they are not wanted by any judicial, financial or protection organizations. Their suspect identifies did not respond to repeated is asking for comment.
Companies the Dabaibas appear to control, according to Libyan attorneys, have invested in at least six prestigious owneds in England with a current appreciate of more than 25 m. In London these include a 16.5 m flat in Mayfair, a 1m flat in Marylebone, a 7m house in Hampstead; Land Registry accounts also testify two 1m homes in Surrey.
Dabaibas salary at ODAC was equivalent to merely 12,000 a year. His stated earnings were no longer, according to Libyan attorneys, sufficient to allow him to own these properties.
Officers from Police Scotlands serious organised crime fraction are understood to be actively seeking their own investigation. A Scottish Crown Office spokesman added: We can confirm we have received a request for mutual legal assistance from the Libyan permissions. As this is about an ongoing investigation it would not be appropriate to comment further.
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