Fertilizer and football magnate Dmitry Rybolovlev has been taken into custody for questioning within an investigation into corruption and influence peddling, French media report. Police searched the $300 million Cote d’Azur penthouse that belongs to Rybolovlev on Tuesday morning, according to Le Monde. The businessman, whose fortune is estimated at $6.8 billion by Forbes, was then taken into custody. The detention is linked to an investigation into “corruption” and “influence peddling” by Monaco authorities, it is said. The arrest of the 51-year-old took place hours before his football team, AS Monaco, took to the field in the Champions League at the Stade Louis II.
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