The officers of Anti-corruption Agency of State Security Service of Georgia, as a result of operative-searching and investigative activities, detained four individuals on the fact of attempted fraud in large quantities committed by a group.
Investigation established that mentioned individuals promised an investor who was interested in constructing hotel in Kobuleti, to assist him in purchasing of 11 235 square meters of land owned by Autonomous Republic of Adjara through auction and obtaining relevant construction permit and demanded in exchange USD 350 000. The members of the criminal group convinced the investor that USD 100 000 was meant for Minister of Finance and Economy of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, who, through his influences, would make a decision on submitting the land to auction in a short period in favor of the investor and provide official patronage of the further procedures.
The investor handed to the members of the criminal group part of the demanded sum of money in amount of GEL 15 000 when they were detained.
Investigation is in progress on the fact of attempted fraud in large quantities committed by a group.
Investigation is carried out by the Anti-corruption Agency of the State Security Service.