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Billionaire Rybolovlev Charged in Monaco Corruption Probe

  • Switzerland also examining criminal complaint alleging bribery
  • Russian accused of corruption, influence peddling in Monaco
Dmitry Rybolovlev
Dmitry RybolovlevPhotographer: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev was charged by Monaco prosecutors in relation to a probe into corruption and influence peddling in his long-running dispute with Geneva art dealer Yves Bouvier.

Rybolovlev and three others were charged Wednesday, prosecutor Sylvie Petit-Lelair said by telephone, adding that she couldn’t confirm the exact charges against them. Rybolovlev and the others were released after being detained overnight for questioning, subject to security constraints on their movement, Petit-Leclair said.