The Rybolovlev-Bouvier affair has become a very murky collection of accusations and counter-claims. Today, Media, a French site, says that HSBC executives in Monaco forged documents to enable the Monagasque prosecutors to arrest Bouvier at a meeting Bouvier says was meant to be a negotiation over payment for a delivered Rothko.
Mediapart has learned that a complaint had been filed, Tuesday, April 14, with the Attorney General of the Principality. It aims Russian oligarch for false accusation and two executives of the Monaco subsidiary of HSBC Private Bank for forgery and uses. It is also directed against X … for the possible complicity which could be established between the billionaire and the bank.
In addition to the Mediapart claims, Geneva’s Le Temps reports that Rybolovlev held a dinner in Gstaad shortly before Bouvier’s arrest where Monaco’s Minister of Justice and the head of HSBC in the principality attended:
The stories of these various sources correspond to the place, a palace of Gstaad, date, one to two weeks before the arrest, as well as the presence of Philippe Narmino and Dmitry Rybolovlev. Moreover, according to the person who spoke to two of the guests, dinner brought together a dozen guests. Including regulars Gstaad and Monaco banker, Gérard Cohen, managing director of the subsidiary of HSBC in Monaco.