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From the court: how to break up without strangling your ex-partner


In a recent case at the Monaco Criminal Court an ex-couple came to violent blows after a night at la Rascasse. The defendant was sentenced to a fine of 1,000 euros with a suspended sentence for attempting to strangle his ex-girlfriend. According to him, she would not accept the breakup. So who is the victim? A Monegasque man, approximately 30 …

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Monaco Crime News: International Fraudster at large & Man found burned in his apartment


Warrant Issued for Fraudster A deceased person who continues to receive her retirement pension money is a surprising feat. A fraudster took intricate steps in order to obtain pension money for his mother who has been deceased for a long time!  At the court hearing, the defendant, who is of Greek or Lebanese nationality, is absent. He appears to have …

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From the court: Internet fraud and cocaine bust


In this article we present details of two particular cases of crime in Monaco involving stolen credit card details and possession of cocaine. Story 1: Credit card details used to pay for purchases In the case of Internet fraud, the most frequently seen instances involve the theft of credit card details. This is the fraudulent use of the numbers on …

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Two Cases of Criminality in Monaco: Money Laundering and Unpaid Bills

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Crime doesn’t pay. Or does it? This article reveals further details of two particular cases of crimes in Monaco including an Italian man accused of laundering money from the blackjack table and a Dutch man who left his hefty restaurant bills unpaid, but claims he was unwell at the time. Laundering casino money: one year imprisonment The money laundering case …

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Two cases of Italian criminality: fake cheques and a stolen bag

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This article reveals details of two recent cases of crime committed in Monaco by men of Italian origin. Their crimes were quite different in style, with one being a major money-laundering scam carried out by a young career criminal and the other a one-off bag theft by an elderly man with no record. First case: An Italian crook was convicted …

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‘Clean Hands’ Sentence: Vestri Family Found Guilty, Gérard Spinelli and the Marzocco Brothers Not-Guilty

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The main protagonists of the ‘Clean hands’ case were released from their corruption charges yesterday. However, the criminal court in Marseille was less mild during the second political-financial part of the case and sentenced the Vestri family to between two and three years of suspended imprisonment. A judicial mountain has given birth to a pebble. Seven years of investigation, ten …

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From the Court: Injuring Police Officers and Keying a Bentley

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Monaco’s Criminal Court Condemns Men from Ariane to1 year and 10 months in Prison Two young people from Ariane have brutally beaten two policemen in civilian clothes on Saturday, the 14th of January near La Rascasse. To give an overview of the brutality with which the victims were hit, one of the officers suffered from multiple fractures, cranial and facial …

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Company penalized over mishandled yacht funds


A penalty was imposed on a Monegasque company that had misappropriated the sum of 2,650,000 Euros paid by a client to guarantee the construction of a yacht, reported Monaco Matin. After deliberation the Criminal Court has imposed one of the harshest penalties provided for by law for this breach of trust. The penalty comprised a fine of €90,000 and €20,000 …

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Stealing Chips from Monaco’s Casino

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There are several ways to steal from the casino. But the palming technique is certainly the preferred method for transalpine sharks. An Italian believed he would put his hands to good use and quintuple his bet. But the cameras were watching. The offender was caught by video surveillance and summoned to appear before the court. On the 11th of September …

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From the Court: Eight Days in Prison for Nanny and One Month for Drunk Driver

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Eight days in Prison for Nanny The nanny stole a child’s smartphone. We would refrain from being suspicious of a nanny, especially one in her seventies. A Monegasque couple had decided to entrust their boys to a child carer. But the recent court hearing showed that lax morals often lead to changes in professional relationships. Today, this retired Cannes woman …

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