Maggie Kikaleyshvili. Tbilisi city were elected in absentia to the form of a measure of restraint detention for a period of nine months, the ex-Georgian defense Minister David Kezerashvili on charges of extortion of property, reports on Thursday, the TV company " Rustavi 2 ".
It led a special Department for the investigation of offences by civil servants during the previous administration. By assumption of the investigation, Kezerashvili, forced to abandon shares in several companies, placed in the house of a businessman Tamaz Nizharadze a group of officers from the special operations Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Georgia, which gave him the opportunity besprepjatstvenno to Move and exerted psychological pressure.
according to information from TV, side protection wants to appeal the decision of the court in the near future.
This is not the first Case under the criminal code, brought against Kezerashvili After coming to power the coalition " Georgian dream ". In July 2014 he was charged with misappropriation of public funds, in the case of the dispersal of 2007, the defeat of the TV company "Imedi" and the misappropriation of property of the late billionaire Badri Patarkatsishvili. Kezerashvili is accused likewise that he covered up the illegal activities of organized groups, which in 2007 were imported to Georgia from Ukraine smuggled ethanol. The investigation claims that he took bribes for assistance in evasion from payment of taxes and audits of various state agencies.
Kezerashvili, is wanted by Interpol on the request of the Georgian Prosecutor's office, at the beginning of last year was captured in France, however, the court of AIX-EN Provence refused to extradite him to Georgia.
After coming in 2012 to power in Georgia, the political coalition "Georgian dream" in the country were prosecuted and caught the Commissioners of the former ruling party. After 2012 were imprisoned former Prime Minister of Georgia Vano Merabishvili, former Minister of defense Bacho Akhalaia, the former Mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava. Also, the authorities have begun criminal prosecution of ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, former Minister of justice Zurab Adeishvili, Kezerashvili and holding a high position bureaucrats of the Ministry of interior under President Saakashvili. Among the charges the majority of the excess or abuse of power, embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds.