Monaco officials accused in Russian oligarch Rybolovlev's case
They are accused of corruption and influence peddling.
A number of officials detained in Monaco in the case concerning a Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev have been accused of corruption and influence peddling, reports a local newspaper Monaco-Matin.
In particular, the defendants in the case are the former government adviser for internal affairs Paul Masserone, the head of the police division Christopher Aje, and his assistant Patrick Fyuzari.
Just like the country’s former justice minister, they are to be checked by investigation bodies.
As CrimeRussia had earlier reported, the Prosecution Service in Monaco had opened a criminal case against a Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev on November 7. Initially, the businessman was arrested during the preliminary investigation, however was released subsequently. The entrepreneur denies the allegations and doesn’t answer the investigators’ questions.
In 2018, the official became a founder of a fund that deals with shooting and entrapment of wild animals in a hunting sector he supervises. With that, the official did not report about it to his senior executives.