Wednesday, 30 May 2018

leading fashion designer Anniesa Hasibuan jailed for fraud

A leading fashion designer, who made history at New York Fashion Week by having all her models wear headscarves, has been jailed for 18 years for fraud.

Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan and her husband, Andika Surachman, were found guilty of running a scam through their travel agency, First Travel.

Prosecutors say they were paid over $60m (£45m) to organise mini pilgrimages to Mecca.

But they were accused of embezzling the money and the trips never took place.

Hasibuan has been described as a leader in Islamic fashion, due to her luxurious designs.

Models walk the runway for the Anniesa Hasibuan show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2017

BBC     News.

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