Russian samovar – it is a gift gave as a sign of his respect for the chief of police of the Principality Régis asso, the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, owner of football club “Monaco”. Later, police found that this funny gift could affect the impartiality of the investigation against the international speculator, the Swiss Yves Bouvier. The latter, being within 10 years of art-dealer Rybolovlev, managed by means of fraudulent schemes to inflate the cost of 38 paintings by famous masters, acquired for his collection, as much as a billion dollars.
Another high – ranking official-Minister of justice Philip Narmino was forced to resign after the scandalous publication in the French newspaper Le Monde reported that Narmino allegedly visited the Swiss residence Rybolovlev at the personal invitation of a businessman. In addition, journalists found out that some militiamen could have free access to the matches of FC “Monaco”, which is owned by Rybolovlev.
However, for the presentation of formal charges and bring the case to court is no reason. At the moment the guards in Monaco can present Rybolovlev is that my suspicions. After a 24-hour interrogation that Rybolovlev was November 6, he was released without imposing any serious restrictions.
The intricacies of the legal system of the small European country said the partner of the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills CIS LLP Alexey Panich: “Despite the differences of legal systems, the fact that Monaco is referred to as “inculp?/mis en examen” matches in the Russian criminal process, the status of the suspect (in Monegasque law, “the accused” sounds like “accus?”). It is important to understand that before the person will be presented specific charges against him, there are only suspicions”.
The status of the suspect can not be considered too burdensome for the Russian businessman. The only requirement stipulated in the conditions of judicial control, in addition to the obligation to be on the agenda, was the prohibition to communicate with others involved in the investigation.