It’s about wasting money, espionage and illegal work: Why the revelations of the sacked asset manager Claude Palmero are putting Monaco’s royal family under dangerous pressure.
Claude Palmero is an inconspicuous man. Correctly parted hair, discreet glasses, suits with a tie and collar. An accountant like he could appear in a ZDF crime drama, a bit staid, highly serious. He is currently at the center of an affair that has much more to offer than a German television film. It’s about money and secret documents. About the dirty laundry of an extremely glamorous family: the Grimaldis of Monaco. Claude Palmero washed them for years. He claims.
Now the accountant has declared war on his former boss, Prince Albert. So this story is all about revenge.
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