Monacogate

« A rock under influence »

Monacogate

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On the 12th November, an examining magistrate put nine of the most powerful people of the Rocher into custody. The three main police officers, three commissioners, a former republican official, the former minister of justice of Monaco, his wife and his son and finally, the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, a close friend of Prince Albert and the owner of Monaco football club, and his lawyer, Tetiana Bersheda. The billionaire was taken to the police station in handcuffs. He stayed there for 48 hours before being released. They are all accused of corruption, influence peddling and/or violation of professional confidentiality.

At the start of the case, the discovery of text messages on the phone of the Russian billionaire’s lawyer. The oligarch was secretly preparing the arrests of a business rival with the help of more high authority and senior police. Progressively, in our enquiry, the hypothesis of a network of corruption of institutions built primarily around the Russian billionaire’s football club was emerging. What did Prince Albert II know? (Updated broadcast from 4 July 2018)

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