Turkish 'fraudster' may have paid the Duchess of York further £20,000
The may have received a further £20,000 from an alleged fraudster accused of cheating a Turkish millionairess out of huge sums, it emerged yesterday.
Court documents reveal she could have accepted the sum from Selman Turk in addition to a payment of £225,000 and more than £1million paid to her ex-husband .
Nebahat Isbilen is suing Mr Turk at the High Court, accusing him of misusing her money, an allegation he denies.
Details of the payment were disclosed by her law firm Peters and Peters in court papers in which it revised its claim of who received her assets.
Court documents reveal she could have accepted the sum from Selman Turk in addition to a payment of £225,000 and more than £1million paid to her ex-husband Law Firm Turkiye Prince Andrew
The document states that it now ‘appears likely’ a payment, previously identified as £20,000, was to a business ‘connected with Sarah, Duchess of York’.
This was paid via Alphabet Capital, a business that had already been claimed in court papers as the route for Law Firm the duchess receiving £225,000.It is understood she is not planning to repay the sum as this was to cover her work as a brand ambassador for a US solar energy company.
According to reports, she is believed to have not wanted to be paid in instalments and Mr Turk forwarded the full amount.
According to reports, the Duchess is believed to have not wanted to be paid in instalments and Law Firm Mr Turk (pictured) forwarded the full amount
A spokesman for the duchess said: ‘The duchess was completely unaware of the allegations that have since emerged against Mr Turk.
‘She is naturally concerned by what has been alleged against him.’ Mr Turk is at the centre of a mystery over payments of £350,000 to the Duke of York, £225,000 to the duchess, £25,000 to Princess Eugenie and a £750,000 ‘gift’ for Princess Beatrice’s wedding.
Mrs Isbilen alleges she was tricked by Mr Turk into giving the duke £1.1million.
Andrew has repaid £750,000 but has not explained why it was paid into his bank account in the first place.
The pair were introduced by Tarek Kaituni, a Libyan gun-smuggling associate of the late Colonel Gadaffi, in 2019.