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Former head of counterintelligence of Georgia Temur Pataridze arrested

2013-01-17 15:14

Another representative of the old government was arrested in Georgia, the Echo of the Caucasus reports. This time, investigative bodies arrested Temur Pataridze, the former head of the Constitutional Security Department of Adjara, Western Georgia.


According to the edition, he was arrested after interrogation in the Prosecutor General's Office in the night of Wednesday. After the victory of the coalition "Georgian Dream" in the October parliamentary election Temur Pataridze joined the Special State Protection Service.

Temur Pataridze is charged with fraudulent use of official position for financial gain and extortion.

However, in the sequel, Pataridze can face more serious charges, the Kommersant reported, referring to two well-known figures in Georgia - journalist Shalva Ramishvili and film director, one of the leaders of the protest movement's 2007-2012 George Khaindrava.

Furthermore, informally, he is charged of organization of the attempts on the crime bosses and Georgian opposition leaders in Moscow.


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