In Monaco, law enforcement officials staged a protest in the case, the defendant of which was a Russian billionaire, the owner of the football club “Monaco” Dmitry Rybolovlev.
At the Palace of justice, law enforcement officers supported the head of the local criminal investigation Christoph Aga and his Deputy Patrick Fusari, who had previously been charged, according to radio Europe1.
A total of 9 accused are involved in the case, including former interior Minister Paul Masseron and three high – ranking police officers, including Christoph age and his Deputy Patrick Fusari. Unlike their colleagues – these two are acting officials. In addition, the defendant in the case was the former Director of public security Regis Asso. All of them are accused of trading influence and violating the secrecy of the instruction. Judge Edward Lawro also believes that he has enough information to add the suspicion in passive corruption.
Under the prosecution also got himself by Dmitri Rybolovlev, his lawyer Tatyana Bershad, former justice Minister Philip Narmino, his wife and son. Philip Narmino was prematurely retired in September 2017, when the SMS scandal broke out-two and a half years after the complaint of Dmitry Rybolovlev to Yves Bouvier, an art dealer, whom Rybolovlev accuses of fraud for a billion euros.
Prince Albert II, co-owner of the football club “Monaco” Rybolovlev, promised that the investigation will be conducted “independently and impartially”. The outcome of the case remains unpredictable. Lawyers of Dmitry Rybolovlev believe that the use of the phone in the proceedings violates the secrecy of the lawyer’s correspondence and is illegal.