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03 January 2019, 10:47

Georgian officials fined for mistakes in declarations

Eight mayors of cities and districts of Georgia, as well as MPs, ministry officials and judges have been fined by the Public Service Bureau after checking their property declarations.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in October 2018, the "Rustavi-2" TV Company released a number of reports about the real estate of officials, which they acquired after the "Georgian Dream" Party came to power. No investigation is underway for what funds they purchased their houses, the head of the electoral office of Grigol Vashadze, the candidate from the united opposition, has stated.

The country's Public Service Bureau has found errors in the declarations for 2018 completed by Georgian officials; and eight mayors of cities and regions of Georgia, Yuri Nozadze, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture, Vazha Djankarashvili, a board member of the National Bank, 59 MPs and several judges were fined, the "News of Georgia" reports, adding that the aggregate amount of fines makes 20 percent of the salaries received by the officials.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 3, 2019 at 04:28 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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