Georgian attorney’s office demands to freeze ex-defense minister’s account in Monaco

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Feb. 11

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgian attorney's office has demanded to freeze the ex-Defense Minister David Kezerashvili's account in Monaco.

The attorney in the trial of Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava's and Kezerashvili's case on misappropriation of $50 million, said on Feb. 11 that the ex-minister' bank account with $7.6 million has recently been discovered in Monaco.

He petitioned to the Tbilisi City Court to freeze these account.

The lawyers of the former defense minister called the petition absurd and noted that the funds placed in Monaco are not connected with the charges.

The next trial, scheduled for February 24, will decide whether the bank account in Monaco will be frozen or not.

On February 27, the French court will make a final decision regarding Kezerashvili's extradition to Georgia.

On February 3, he was released from prison and placed under house arrest.

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