The case against Amir Shariat has been settled in what must be seen as a victory for the Malekis who were incensed to discover the younger Shariat was making money from their art transactions:
Eskandar and Fatima Maleki, who have a world-famous collection of Old Masters and contemporary art, said they treated art dealer and curator, Amir Shariat, “like a son”. The couple, whose £22 million Mayfair mansion is decorated with many of their artworks, said they for years viewed Mr Shariat as “one of the family”. However, during a week-long case, they claimed he had repaid their kindness by milking profits from their interest in art, without their knowledge or consent. They claimed he owed them around $1 million and that, had they known what he was up to, they would have “kicked him out” of their house.