The Prince of Monaco for the first time responded to the case Rybolovlev

According to Prince albert II, a businessman should abandon the football club, if he is found guilty. In Monaco Dmitry Rybolovlev was suspected of corruption and influence-peddling

Dmitry Rybolovlev (left) and Prince albert II (right)

(Photo: Eric Gaillard / Reuters)

Prince of Monaco albert II in an interview with Mediapart said the situation around Russian businessman and owner of football club “Monaco” Dmitry Rybolovlev, who was suspected of corruption and trading in influence. The Prince believes that, if the fault of the businessman is proved, he should give up leadership of the club.

“We have to wait until the end of the investigation. If all this is proven, I think he needs to go [from the club],” said Prince albert II. “We must respect the presumption of innocence, unless he decides to end his presidency in Monaco, while we can’t rush”, he added.

Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev was arrested on 6 November in Monaco at the request of local prosecutors. As reported by French newspaper Le Monde, in his apartment in Monte Carlo searches were carried out. All actions were taken under investigation on suspicion of corruption and trading in influence, according to the publication.

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