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Russian billionaire Rybolovlev charged with corruption, released from detention - agency

The Agence France-Presse's reports were confirmed by local media

PARIS, November 7. /TASS/. Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev, along with other three individuals, was indicted by Monaco prosecutors in relation to an investigation into corruption but was released after questioning but remains subject to security constraints, the Agence France-Presse said on Wednesday citing Monaco’s judicial sources.

Dmitry Chechkin, Rybolovlev’s spokesman, confirmed the information to TASS.

"Rybolovlev has been released from detention. He left the police station and is at home now. Lawyers’ official comments will follow soon," Chechkin told TASS.

The reports were confirmed by Nice-Matin local publication which cited Monaco Prosecutor General Sylvie Petit-Leclair. She confirmed that Rybolovlev was released after being detained overnight but was still subject to security constraints on his movement.

The newspaper reported that the other three people charged alongside Rybolovlev were Christine and Antoine Narmino, respectively the wife and son of Philippe Narmino, Monaco’s former justice minister, and Tatiana Bersheda, a lawyer for the Russian tycoon. They all were set free but subject to security constraints on their movements.