Cannes network affair: Gaddafi's son involved


by Vanessa Charles


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According to several sources, Hannibal Gaddafi, one of the sons of Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan head of state, would be involved in a case of call-girl network, dismantled two weeks ago on the French Riviera. Known for his repeated escapades, Hannibal Gaddafi, should again be heard by the French justice.

The case of the son Gaddafi

The investigation into the network of call-girls, recently dismantled on the Côte d'Azur, has just undergone a new development which spices up the case. According to corroborating sources, the Marseille investigating judge Dominique Voglimacci-Stephanopoli has just sent, at the beginning of the week, a rogatory commission to the central direction of the judicial police (DCPJ) in which he asks to hear as witnesses several presumed clients of luxury prostitutes. However, among the men cited, is a close relative of a Gulf emir, but also Hannibal Gaddafi, one of the sons of the Libyan head of state, Muammar al-Gaddafi.

Hannibal, 31 years old, would have been quoted by call-girls, but also by one of the men of Elie Nahas, the alleged head of the pimping network, was in provisional detention for fifteen days. Gaddafi's son is said to have met the young women during the Cannes Film Festival, on a yacht and in a house nearby. He is not at risk from a legal point of view, as the clients of adult prostitutes are not liable to prosecution (except in cases of violence).

Sulphurous Hannibal Gaddafi

The investigation, which has been entrusted jointly to the Nice Judicial Police, has so far enabled the judge to put seven people under investigation for pimping and money laundering. The main figure, the Lebanese businessman Elie Nahas, is suspected of having sheltered a network of highly lucrative call-girls behind a modeling company with branches in Italy, Venezuela and Dubai.

Hannibal Gaddafi, for his part, has already had dealings with French police officers. In September 2004, after he ran several red lights while driving a sports car in the Champs-Elysées area, one of his bodyguards who had fought with police officers was sentenced. And in May 2005, Hannibal Gaddafi was sentenced to a four-month suspended prison term by the Paris Correctional Court for "assaulting a person who is not a member of the armed forces.voluntary violence on vulnerable person" and "possession of weapons". Three months earlier, he had provoked several incidents in two Parisian palaces, notably by showing a revolver and hitting his pregnant girlfriend.

Vanessa Charles

A (very) close friend of Cupid and a true lover of relationships of all kinds, I am the main editor of Give Me Date. I answer your questions about couples, sexuality and dating and I test dating sites to give you a subjective opinion on how to find love or meet new people.

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