14 July 2024,   23:32
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State Security detains Deputy Governor of Vake


The Deputy Head of the Tbilisi City Hall Vake District,Teimuraz Chochua has been detained for assistance in taking a large amount of bribe.
This statement was made at the briefing held at the State Security Service.According to the information, Teimuraz Chochua helped Grigol Ivaneishvili, chairman of the Tskaltubo municipal council, to contact a foreign businessmen who was interested in purchasing a former building of the Tskaltubo municipal council.
“Investigation established that Teimuraz Chochua helped Grigol Ivaneishvili, chairman of the Tskaltubo municipal council, to contact a foreign businessman who was interested in purchasing a former building of the Tskaltubo municipal council. Grigol Ivaneishvili promised assistance to the businessman in purchasing the building through auction at a pre-agreed price. In return, he demanded to 250 000 GEL as a bribe.In turn, Teimuraz Chochua assisted Grigol Ivaneishvili in getting 16% share of the foreign businessman’s company as a guarantee", reads the statement.
The detainee faces prison term from 11 to 15 years if convicted.
Investigation is conducted by the Anti-Corruption Agency of the State Security Service.

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