Man from Milan in court charged with fraud over purchase of £16m Mayfair property


A MAN yesterday appeared in court charged in connection with an alleged fraud involving the purchase of a £16 million Mayfair property.

Tim Damiani, 67, from Milan, Italy, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court to face three counts of fraud against Aysun Kabir.

It is alleged that in September 2016 Damiani falsely claimed he would use £1.5million paid by Mr Kabir as part payment in the purchase of 28 Charles Street in Mayfair, an eight bedroom property that was listed for sale at £16 million in 2017.

SWANKY: Images of the interior of the plush home when it went on sale in 2017 (Zoopla)

He is also alleged to have from March to June 2016 alleged he could obtain legitimate British identity documents for Mr Kabir for £300,000 and separately between July to September 2016 it is alleged that he fraudulently claimed to be able to obtain legitimate Italian identity documents for the same man for £200,000. Damiani indicated he would deny the charges and was remanded in custody while the case was adjourned to a hearing at Southwark Crown Court in the new year.

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