A New York Post report, citing court documents, claims that Daniyar Nazarbayev allegedly conned his stepfather as well as his way into Columbia University.
(FMT) - Adding to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s growing list of headaches is a New York Post report today which claims that his prospective son-in-law is a conman.
The daily cited court documents which claimed that Daniyar Nazarbayev, who is engaged to Najib’s daugther Nooryana Najwa, “swindled his gloriously connected Kazakh stepfather out of a US$20 million Plaza condo and also conned his way into Columbia University.”
The court papers also stated that Daniyar – whose stepdad is the brother of Kazak President Nursultan Nazarbayev – obtained a place in the college using “fraudulent and fabricated” paperwork from a high school which he did not attend.
“When applying, Daniyar allegedly claimed he had graduated from a high school in Kazakhstan. He actually went to high school in Switzerland — and never graduated, sources said,” wrote the Post.
Daniyar, now 24, graduated from Columbia in 2010.
The Post reported that a knowledgeable source claimed that the allegations were reported to Columbia but it was unclear whether school officials had taken action.
“Daniyar’s name is still in the school’s alumni directory,” it stated, adding that a Columbia spokesman refused to comment on the matter.
‘Mother wanted for kidnaping, extortion’
Meanwhile, the Post report also stated that court documents claimed that Daniyar’s influential last name was not real.
“His actual surname is Kesikbayev. His mother, Maira, allegedly had his birth certificate changed after she married Bolat Nazarbayev in 2001. The marriage was annulled last year,” the report read.