A property heir once married to the now wife of footballer Cesc Fabregas had reportedly collapsed and wailed in the dock as he sentenced to seven months imprisonment over his actions in a divorce battle.
According to The Sun, Elie Taktouk, 45, is said to have wailed for '25 minutes' while he was sentenced after ignoring court orders in his divorce battle with Daniella Semaan.
Southwark Crown Court in London heard how the pair divorced after a 13 year relationship when Ms Semaan, also 45, left Taktouk for 33-year-old Fabregas – a Spanish midfielder who has won titles at top clubs including Chelsea and Barcelona.
But the court heard that during the divorce proceedings Taktouk obstructed an investigation into his assets, failed to disclose bank statements and broke court orders by buying plane tickets – which he had been banned from doing, the Sun reports.
The judge Deborah Taylor said Taktouk, of Chelsea, London, who admitted breaches of a restraint order an contempt, had ‘deliberately' tried to obstruct the investigations, the newspaper added.
The judge did not impose the fine, ruling Taktouk had no personal assets.
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