Georgian former MP detained
Georgia, Tbilisi, August 7 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Georgian former MP Nikoloz Kvezereli was detained by police. He was accused of fraud.
He is accused of extortion and embezzlement of South Korea's resident Chan Ho Pak's property, representative of the Georgian Interior Ministry said today at a press briefing.
According to the ministry, Kvezereli misappropriated a car worth $140,000 and $250,000 for the alleged permission to acquire land.
Former first commander of special forces "Omega" Nikoloz Kvezereli led special forces under Minister Igor Giorgadze. He was convicted of kidnapping in the mid-1990. Later he was MP of two convocations.
During the arrest Kvezereli resisted the police.
The ministry demonstrated footage with the testimony of Chan Ho Pak. He said that he arrived in Georgia with $8.5 million. He left with nothing due to Kvezereli.
He will be imprisoned for up to 20 years if his guilty is confirmed in the court.