Monaco Police Rally In Support Of Chiefs Charged In Widening Graft Probe

Monaco Police Rally in Support of Chiefs Charged in Widening Graft Probe

A hundred state security officers rallied Friday outside the main courthouse in Monaco, a Mediterranean city state, in support of their chiefs who were charged with bribery.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 09th November, 2018) A hundred state security officers rallied Friday outside the main courthouse in Monaco, a Mediterranean city state, in support of their chiefs who were charged with bribery.

Plain-clothed officers stood silently in front of the Palace of Justice after it indicted criminal investigation chief Christophe Haget and his deputy Patrick Fusari, the Monaco Matin publication said.

The pair is suspected of being part of a larger ring of influence peddlers centered around Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, who was charged with corruption on Wednesday over his years-long legal battle with a Swiss art dealer.

The widening corruption probe forced Monaco Justice Minister Philippe Narmino to step down in 2017. He stands accused of corruption, while his wife and son are suspected of conspiracy.

Charges were also filed against Rybolovlev's attorney Tetiana Bersheda who is believed to have facilitated his dealings with Yves Bouvier, a Geneva businessman who, the Russian tycoon says, had overcharged him.

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