Dmitry Rybolovlev is declared persona non grata in Monaco

President and owner of the football club "Monaco", Dmitry Rybolovlev, may be forced to leave the small principality because of a corruption scandal.
According to the Journal du Dimanche, a Permian billionaire who invested about 300 million euros in his club was declared persona non grata in Monaco.

He is accused of bribing officials and high-ranking police officers. The relevant trial "against an unnamed person" last Friday was opened by the Prosecutor's Office of Monaco.

Relations with Rybolovlev were also stopped by high-ranking officials, and Prince Albert II of Monaco.

The promulgation of information about friendship with the Russian billionaire recently led to the resignation of the local Minister of Justice Philip Narmino. According to media reports, the former minister was even taken into custody after it became clear that he received gifts from Rybolovlev and stayed at his Swiss residence.

According to media reports, the oligarch and his entourage exerted a strong pressure on the investigative bodies and the police of Monaco in order to send investigative actions on the suit with the Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier to their advantageous channel. The latter sold Rybolovlevu about four dozen paintings by the largest artists at unreasonably inflated prices.

The oligarch himself is currently on vacation in Los Angeles and it is not yet known whether he will return. Earlier, the "potassium king" unsuccessfully tried to obtain the citizenship of this principality.

Dmitry Rybolovlev for the past few years is in the top 20 richest people in Russia according to Forbes magazine. Last season, the Monegasques won the French football championship for the first time in 17 years.