Prince of Monaco recommends billionaire Rybolovlev to abandon football club
He has been charged with corruption and influence trading.
Albert II, Prince of Monaco, spoke about the situation surrounding the Russian billionaire and the owner of the Monaco football club, Dmitry Rybolovlev, who was under investigation. He believes that the businessman should relinquish possession of the club if his guilt is proven.
“If everything is proven, I think he needs to leave,” Prince Albert II said. He also added that one should not draw hasty conclusions, and should respect the presumption of innocence.
To recall, Rybolovlev was detained in Monaco in early November. He has been charged with corruption and influence trading. The billionaire is suspected of winning a lawsuit against art dealer Yves Bouvier using his connections.
The defendants in the case also include former Minister of Justice Philip Narmino, Head of the Criminal Investigation Unit of Monaco and his assistant, former head of security services and former government adviser for domestic policy.