With the approach of the appeal trial of Wojciech Janowski, alleged sponsor of the assassination of billionaire Hélène Pastor, killed in 2014, his son Gildo confided in “Paris Match”. He notably mentioned his link with Albert of Monaco, who supports despite the embarrassment caused by this dark affair on the Rock.
History had upset the principality. Heir to a real estate empire in Monaco, Hélène Pastor (77) was fatally shot in front of a hospital in Nice on May 6, 2014, like her Egyptian driver Mohamed Darwich (63). A real shock for the Rock, especially as eyes are quickly turned to Wojciech Janowski, companion of Sylvia Pastor, the billionaire’s daughter, for 28 years. The Polish businessman admits to having ordered the murder, retracts, then his lawyer Eric Dupond-Moretti confesses for him at the trial: It is sentenced to life in 2018.
But that does not sign the end of the soap opera. Monday, October 18, is the appeal trial which opens for the former honorary consul of Poland in Monaco. He pleads not guilty and has changed lawyers after a complaint against Eric Dupond-Moretti, for having admitted without his consent his responsibility in the murder. A moment eagerly awaited by Gildo Pastor, the victim’s son, still weakened by a stroke during the first trial. “I now owe the truth to the mother, I made the promise to her“, he charged to Paris Match.
Gildo Pastor supported by Albert de Monaco
Gildo Pastor, whose sister Sylvia had conflicted relations with his mother, also spoke of his friend Albert of Monaco. “His highness supported me, but it is difficult for him … No one has any interest in sullying the image of the Pastors, let alone the Rock “, recognizes the one who was appointed Consul General of Monaco in New York by Prince Albert. At the time of death, the sovereign had issued a sober press release for Express “his deep compassion“to children by Hélène Pasteur.
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