Businessman Scot Young, whose protracted divorce proceedings generated headlines, has died in a fall from his London home.
Passers-by found his body impaled on iron railings outside the property in Marylebone, central London. He had moved into the fourth floor flat with girlfriend Noelle Reno just months before.
The ruling comes a year after his former wife Michelle Young was awarded £20 million, at the conclusion of an acrimonious divorce dispute which had lasted seven years, ever since the couple separated in 2006.
She claimed her husband, a property developer and one time ‘fixer’ to wealthy oligarchs, had concealed many millions in off-shore tax havens, while he insisted that he had gone bankrupt following a property deal and could not afford to pay court-ordered maintenance to Michelle.
The latter reacted angrily to the £20 million divorce settlement awarded by Mr Justice Moor in November last year, calling it “disgraceful” and claiming her ex-husband was worth “billions”. The Judge rejected her estimates of her husband’s wealth as “fanciful”.
In January last year, Mr Young was found guilty of contempt of court and jailed for six months after failing to provide court-ordered financial details.
Read Mr Justice Moor’s ruling here.
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