Former Minister of Justice of Monaco accused of corruption in case of Rybolovlev
The ex-official is charged with trading in influence and bribe-taking.
The former Minister of Justice of Monaco Philippe Narmino is accused of passive bribery and trading in influence within the criminal case against billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, the radio station Europe 1, referring to the Principality’s prosecutor’s office, reported. Earlier, similar charges were brought in respect to the Russian businessman.
In September 2017, Narmino left the state post in connection with the suspicions that fell upon him regarding using his status to influence the course of the trial against art dealer Yves Bouvier, whom Rybolovlev accused of fraud. On the phone of the billionaire’s lawyer, Tatiana Bersheda, the investigators found a correspondence with Narmino, which indicates the friendly relations between the ex-minister and Rybolovlev. In addition, Bouvier’s case Bersheda discussed with other members of the judiciary and law enforcement agencies of Monaco.
Rybolovlev refused to answer 600 questions during the interrogation. Now, he is at liberty under judicial control, as well as Bersheda.