Monaco: criminal case against Ural tycoon Rybolovlev pushes on to next level

Monaco: criminal case against Ural tycoon Rybolovlev pushes on to next level
Dmitry Rybolovlev

Prince Albert II had to appoint Robert Gelli in order to demonstrate that Monaco’s authorities are not trying to help Rybolovlev escape responsibility.

Prince of Monaco Albert II has appointed Robert Gelli to a position of a minister of justice. Zhelli will have to supervise an investigation of a case against a Ural tycoon and a native of Perm Dmitry Rybolovlev, reports Ura.ru with reference to AFP.

Minister of Justice Laurent Anselmi did not extend the term of office of a French judge who had worked in Monaco under the agreement between France and the Principality and actively worked on the investigation of the case against Rybolovlev. This decision by Anselmi caused major concern among citizens of Monaco related to the genuine independence of the judicial system in the territory of the Principality. Besides that, it gave birth to talks about the possible termination of Rybolovlev’s case.

In view of this, the political stability in Monaco was threatened. Now, the Prince Albert II had to appoint Robert Gelli in order to demonstrate that Monaco’s authorities are not trying to help Rybolovlev escape responsibility.

Rybolovlev was detained on November 6 in Monaco, but released under judicial supervision. He is accused of corruption and influence peddling.

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