Spiegel Online in Germany on 16th November published a feature saying that in 2011, a Russian billionaire set out to rescue the ailing AS Monaco football club.  He invested in top players and invited government, police and justice officials to matches.  He handed out both gifts and jobs.  Then he was arrested for alleged corruption.  The feature provides background on Dmitry Rybolovlev, where he (and his wealth) came from and his involvement in the “Bouvier affair” involving art as a capital investment and the lawsuit from Rybolovlev against Swiss art broker, Yves Bouvier, and his involvement in Cyprus and shenanigans there when he became embroiled in a divorce battle.


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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