Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, the owner of the football club "Monaco" was detained at the request of the procuracy of the principality, the newspaper Le Monde writes.
Rybolovlev is suspected of corruption, the facts of “trafficking in influence” and complicity with these crimes, an investigation is underway. His apartment was searched in a residential complex in Monte Carlo.
The Dutch edition nrc.nl, citing data from the Football Leaks platform, reported that the head of the Dutch company AIM Bernard de Roos (Bernard de Roos) concluded an agreement with Rybolovlev, who helped invest in a football club, bypassing the rules of financial fair play.
The contract was concluded in 2014. De Roos promised to bring "Monaco" 1.4 billion euros over 10 years, that is, a tenfold increase in income. The funds had to be returned to the company.
Dmitry Rybolovlev acquired a controlling stake in Monaco FC in 2011. For 2.5 years, he invested in the club 325 million euros, while, as noted by nrc.nl, UEFA and previously considered the sources of funding for the club questionable.