13.Jan .2022 18:00

Purpose Of The Orchestrated Attack On Khazaradze-Japaridze Is To Stop Anaklia Project – Lawyer

Purpose Of The Orchestrated Attack On Khazaradze-Japaridze Is To Stop Anaklia Project – Lawyer
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“The only purpose of the orchestrated attack on Badri Japaridze and Mamuka Khazaradze was to damage their reputation and suspend the Anaklia port project," – this how lawyer Keti Kvartskhava, partner of BLC Law Office evaluates the verdict on the Khazaradze-Japaridze-Tsereteli case.

"When we talk about the project of the century, I mean Anaklia Deep-Water Sea Port, it is impossible for its investors to have damaged reputation and the attack has that purpose. Thus, it became impossible to take further steps in the project, and eventually, the government terminated the contract with the Anaklia Development Consortium," said the lawyer.

Yesterday, the court found Mamuka Khazaradze, Badri Japaridze and Avtandil Tsereteli guilty and sentenced them to 7 years in prison, however, exempted them from criminal charges. Judge Giorgi Arevadze announced the verdict at the trial. The Court also re-qualified the initial charges of money laundering to Article 180 (2a, 3b) of the Criminal Code, involving fraud committed by more than one person and in large quantities.