Javakhishvili: Authorities are using the situation with "Kartu Bank" for their own purposes
The head of the company "Kartu Groups" Nodar Javakhishvili said that the bank "Kartu" has nothing to do with "money laundering". According to him, the authorities of the country only want to find a reason to enter the bank. As reported by "Georgia-News", Javakhishvili unveiled such opinion in an interview to the PIC.
"We needed cash, and we took the sum from our partner "Bank of Georgia". There is no money laundering", he commented the situation around the bank.
In turn, according to lawyers of Bidzina Ivanishvili, they intend to meet with detained staff of "Kartu Bank", as well as to get acquainted with the situation in details.
Recall, on the eve it became known that the officers of the department of Interior of Old Tbilisi district detained a group of suspects on the case of money laundering in large-scale. This was reported by "Georgia-News" referring to the press service of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
"Several people who were carrying cash in large amounts were detained. The criminal case was opened under part three of Article 194 of the Criminal Code of Georgia (money laundering in a large scale)", noted the ministry. No other details are known.
Simultaneously with this announcement, press secretariat of the Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili said about detention of a group of employees of the "Kartu Bank", belonging to him, by the law enforcement agencies of the country. Also, the businessman said about the seizure of cash, which was transporting in the car collector. According to some media, it is about $ 1 million and € 1 million.
In a statement the press service of the businessman they spoke of "open, aggressive and criminal acts against Bidzina Ivanishvili". They also require the release of all detainees and return the funds belonging to the "Kartu Bank".