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Former Minister of justice of Monaco charged with corruption

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Former Head of the Department of legal services of the Principality of Monaco Philip Narmino charged with corruption in the case of the Russian businessman of the owner of the football club “Monaco” Dmitry Rybolovlev.

According to radio station Europe1 with reference to the Prosecutor’s office of the Principality, Narmino charged with “passive and active trade influence and passive corruption.” He is also accused of violating the secrecy of the investigation. The charges on the case brought against relatives of the former head of the judiciary – his wife Christine and son Antoine.

We will remind, on November 6 in the morning law enforcement agencies of Monaco detained Dmitry Rybolovlev, and at his Villa La Belle Epoque conducted a search. As a result of interrogations all persons involved in the case, including his wife and son Narmino, November 7 were released under legal control.

In this case, the lawyer Dmitry Rybolovlev, Tatiana Bersheda. She is suspected of active trading in influence and bribery. Published in the French media text messages from your phone Bershady can prove that Dmitry Rybolovlev took advantage of a good relationship his lawyer with the representatives of the elite police and Narmino in order to help in the case against the picture dealer of Yves Bouvier.

Due to the investigation of the case, Philip Narmino left the post of Minister of justice a year ago, in September 2017. He announced his departure a few hours after the detailed publication of the newspaper Le Monde, which claimed that the official received gifts from the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev and stayed in his Swiss residence.

600 unanswered questions
As for Rybolovlev himself, the details of his interrogation became known. According to local media, Dmitry Rybolovlev refused to answer 600 questions, because he does not agree with the charges. Lawyers emphasize-their client retains full freedom of movement.

Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev was allowed to leave the Principality. The only condition is not to meet the persons involved in this case. One of them was a former Minister of justice of Monaco Philippe Narmino.

“We are not talking about the charges that can serve as the basis for the trial, not to mention the evidence that can lead to his conviction. And especially we emphasize the fact that at this stage Dmitry Rybolovlev is considered innocent, and insist on the need for strict observance of this principle, and the rights associated with it,” — said Dmitry Chechkin, representative of Dmitry Rybolovlev.