A French composer is arrested in Russia
November 30, 2016 by norman lebrecht
Didier Marouani, founder of the French pop band Space, accused a Russian singer Philipp Kirkorov of ripping off his songs.
He flew to Moscow to press charges. The singer invited him for a settlement meeting.
Arriving at the meeting with his lawyer, Marouani was arrested by Moscow police and accused of trying to extort one million Euros from the singer.
Last night, he was released under caution but still faces trial. Under Russian justice.
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