Dmitry Rybolovlev is accused of trading in influence by the courts in a case against an art dealer.
He will not have seen his eyes get his club eliminated from the Champions League men's football. AS Monaco were once again beaten at home by Bruges 4-0. Meanwhile, this is what reveals The world, its president and owner, Dmitri Rybolovlev was, again, in custody, Tuesday.
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The Russian oligarch was heard by the police at the request of a Monegasque judge. He is accused of "corruption" and "trading in active and passive influence" in a court case, which pits him against his former Swiss art dealer, Yves Bouvier. The latter accuses him of fraud.
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"The facts for which it is understood are based (…) on the exploitation of the mobile phone of his lawyer," said in a statement the new lawyers of the Russian businessman, who never stop, since the seizure of this phone, to denounce an infringement of the secrecy of correspondence of the lawyer.
Tetiana Bersheda's cell phone was seized in the medico-judicial battle between Dmitri Rybolovlev and Yves Bouvier, the first accusing the second of having cheated him of a billion dollars, with the complicity of their mutual friend Tania Rappo, in applying exorbitant margins. In support of this complaint for fraud filed early 2015, Me Bersheda had itself produced a registration of Ms. Rappo, challenged by it.
The investigating judge then extracted all the messages contained in the telephone, which Dmitri Rybolovlev's lawyers consider illegal. "An appeal to the Monaco Review Course is ongoing in this regard," they recall Tuesday. Published in the French press, text messages from the phone of Bersheda have caused a scandal in Monaco, seeming to demonstrate that Dmitry Rybolovlev would have benefited from the apparent good relations of his lawyer with the leaders of the Monegasque police and the Keeper of the Seals of the Principality to trap Mr. Bouvier.
Tuesday, shortly before the beginning of the custody of the president of AS Monaco, several searches took place. Especially at the luxurious Monegasque home of Dmitry Rybolovlev: The Belle Epoque.