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Top-3 Monaco criminal news: casino robbery re-enactment


Three criminal cases in Monaco highlight yet again the boundless creativity of scammers and thieves, including a fraudulent architect, an apartment sale scam, and a robbery, though the last of these was merely a re-enactment of a previous event that nonetheless set social media buzzing. Casino Robbery Re-enactment “There has been a robbery at the Fairmont!” A rumour to this …

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Monaco criminal news: stolen diamond, bribery, and a stabbed chef


A man from Naples was called before the criminal court. The Monegasque Judge suspects this 64-year-old Italian native of having imported two contraband diamonds, in violation with the 1963 customs ordonnance between France and Monaco. He’s a strange man, who seems to not understand what has happened to him and claims innocence. However, as the case unfolds, the accused’s troubled …

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From the court: Where bad habits can take you

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Two recent cases at the criminal court of Monaco prove that using substances and inappropriate behaviour are not accepted in the Principality. Case 1: Drunk at the wheel A tipsy driver, having previously been expelled from the area, drove through Monaco to return to his home in Beausoleil. He was examined after an accident, found to have a blood alcohol …

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From the court: child pornography and child abuse

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In two recent shocking cases at the Monaco criminal court a retiree is charged with downloading child pornography and a man is charged with family child abuse. Case 1: Downloading child pornography at age 77 A retired national education employee, a former schoolmaster who seemed above suspicion, has appeared in court recently. He was accused of downloading from his home …

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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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