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.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?