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Yearbook 1999

Monaco. At the beginning of the year, the Monaco court handed down for the first time a money laundering judgment. According to Countryaah official website, Israeli citizen Moshe Benyamin was sentenced to 12 years in prison for possession of money from drug trafficking.

1999 Monaco

After a long series of banking scandals, former Prince Rainer had launched a "clean banks" campaign. The young Judge Charles Duchaine took this seriously, but was opposed by the establishment in general and the Prosecutor Gaston Carrasco in particular. Duchaine persisted and was supported by French Justice Minister Elisabeth Guigou.

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