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Fraud gang drained '£300,000' from Emeli Sande's account

PICTURED: Emeli Sande

SINGER EMELI Sande and her ex-husband were victims of a £300,000 bank scam, it was revealed today.

Alleged fraudster Rasad Salam has gone on trial in London accused of being the inside man for a team of criminals who raided Barclays bank accounts.

His trial heard today that Ms Sande and her ex-husband Adam Gouraguine were targeted by the fraudsters, who used Mr Gouraguine's personal details to transfer £290,000 out of their account.

The bank stopped the bank transfer and another attempted withdrawal on the same day, the court heard. Mr Gouraguine spotted unusual activity and contacted the bank, who recovered the sum, a jury was told.

According to the Evening Standard, the alleged crime took place a year after the couple split, but they were still sharing a joint bank account.

Salam's other victims allegedly lost between £35,000 and £500. Salam, of Forest Gate, east London, denies 13 counts of fraud by abuse of position. The trial continues.

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