23 January 2021,   12:59
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The State Security Service detained 4 people on the fact of fraud in large quantities committed by a group and legalization of illicit income

The officers of Anti-corruption Agency of State Security Service, in coordination with the employees of relevant services of Tbilisi municipality City Hall, as a result of operative-searching and investigative activities, detained four individuals on the fact of fraud in large quantities committed with prior agreement by a group and legalization of illicit income by a group.


Investigation established, that on September 1 of 2020, a director of Public Kindergarten of Tbilisi signed a GEL 170 400 worth 12-month lease contract with a citizen. In exchange for a signature of the contract, the director asked for a lump sum in amount of GEL 28 000 and a monthly payment in amount of GEL 2 400. In order to legalize the illicit income, the members of the criminal group made the lease-holder sign a fictitious contract of debt, by doing so the sum of money which would be handed out illegally had been put within a legal framework. On November 26, 2020 the lease-holder gave the citizen the part of the sum of money – GEL 16 400, as a result of which the members of the criminal group were detained.


Investigation is carried out on the facts of fraud in large quantities committed with prior agreement by a group and legalization of illicit income by a group which envisages imprisonment from 6 to 9 years.


Investigation is carried out by the Anti-corruption Agency of State Security Service.

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