The U.K. Serious Fraud Office announced Oct. 3 that it has issued a claim for civil recovery in the High Court under Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

The claim concerns a number of assets, including three U.K. properties, that the SFO alleges were obtained using the proceeds of corrupt deals in Uzbekistan involving Gulnara Karimova and Rustam Madumarov.   

The SFO said a directions hearing will be listed in due course.