Georgians continue to actively open accounts in the "Kartu Bank"
During one week citizens of Sakartvelo have opened about 13 thousand new accounts in the "Kartu Bank", owned by Georgian businessman and politician Bidzina Ivanishvili. As reported by the GHN, the information was announced on the eve by the bank's president Nodar Javakhishvili.
"If I am wrong in politicization, are 13 000 of citizens wrong too, why these people are contributing 1.2 or 10 lari to the bank with which the authorities are struggling? This means that they stand side by side with justice", Javakhishvili commented this situation.
Earlier, the head of the Georgian National Bank Giorgi Kadagidze accused "Kartu Bank" of "excessive politicization" of the events that are related to the arrest of bank funds, owned by the billionaire.
Recall, in mid-October this year, the Office of Internal Affairs 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 opened under part three of Article 194 of the Criminal Code of Georgia (money laundering in a large scale)", noted in the Georgian Interior Ministry report.
Simultaneously with this, press secretariat of the Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili reported about detention of a group of employees of "Kartu Bank", belonging to him, by law enforcement agencies of the country. "Also, the businessman told about seizure of cash, which has been transported by the collector car. According to some media, it is about $ 1 million and € 1 million.
In a statement by the press service of the businessman they spoke of "open, aggressive and criminal acts against Bidzina Ivanishvili".