The opposition MP has accused Georgian authorities of thieves' manners
On the eve, during the plenary session of the Georgian parliament, leader of the opposition faction "Unity for Justice" Jondi Baghaturia accused the authorities of thieves' manners. "Lately the authorities have got a habit to act as criminals. I apologize for the slang, but how else I can call the action, thanks to which they have taken away three million from Bidzina Ivanishvili", "Georgia-News" quoted words of Baghaturia.
By the similar method authorities have deprived businessman of Georgian citizenship, said opposition leader. "You deprive citizenship of a person who was born and grown in Georgia and did not cross the border in recent years. This is humiliating not only for Ivanishvili, but for the whole society", said Baghaturia. He advised the authorities to return Ivanishvili the money and citizenship and compete with him in political debates.
"Such a statement of opposition MP is more like a desire to pass the casting than the statement of politician. It would have no effect, as Ivanishvili's team is already staffed", parliamentary majority leader Petre Tsiskarishvili commented the speech of Baghaturia. According to him, "casting to Ivanishvili's team is over".
On the fact of withdrawal of Ivanishvili's money, Tsiskarishvili said: "Only a unicellular can doubt the fact of money laundering when it comes about cashing such a large sum".
October 19, employees of Internal Affairs Department of Old Tbilisi District detained a group of suspects on the case of money laundering in a large scale.
"There were detained several people who were carrying cash in large amounts. The criminal case was filed under the Article 194 of the Criminal Code of Georgia (money laundering in a large scale)", noted in the Georgian Interior Ministry.