Russian billionaire taken into custody in Monaco over corruption allegations

22:00, 06 November 2018
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The detention took place few hours ahead of his team's UEFA Champions League match against FC Brugge, that's according to Le Monde.

He had been the subject of a search Tuesday morning at his mansion, The Belle Epoque. Other searches were also carried out in the morning.

According to Mash Telegram channel, in 2015 Rybolovlev filed a lawsuit against a Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier, who, he claimed, deceived him into overpaying $1 billion.

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During trial, a corruption scandal erupted, which forced Monaco justice minister Philippe Narmino to resign. He was accused of actively interfering in the Rybolovlev case.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has been put on the so-called “Kremlin list,” published by the U.S. Treasury in late January.

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