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The legal fight between Monaco resident Dmitry Rybolovlev and art figure Yves Bouvier has taken a dramatic new turn with revelations by French investigative website Mediapart, also reported in Swiss business newspaper Bilan, that the Russian billionaire’s lawyer, Tetiana Bersheda, had multiple direct contacts with Monaco’s judicial police.
Two officials have been named and Yves Bouvier’s lawyers regard the revelations as a blessing, since they could be taken to suggest an attempt to manipulate the officials in the high-profile dispute between the two men.
On January 9, 2015, two companies of the Rybolovlev family office filed a complaint against the Swiss art dealer and consultant Bouvier for fraud and complicity in money laundering. They accused Bouvier of having made exorbitant margins on forty works acquired by Rybolovlev, when he was retained as a consultant by the Russian. These included famous works by artists such as Picasso, Modigliani and Rothko.
Dmitri Rybolovlev is the majority owner of AS Monaco soccer team.
The National Assembly has welcomed the latest graduates to the Principality’s Police Force.
An incredible 12-month time lapse video showing the creation of Monaco’s mammoth land extension project has just been released.
Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week.
General crime rates in the Principality dropped by a significant 16% between the years 2016 and 2019, and street crime by an impressive 52%.