GPU: Searches in the Odessa regional state administration associated with the case of illegal finoperatsy employees of the Consulate of Georgia

ГПУ: Обыски в Одесской ОГА связаны с делом о незаконных финоперациях сотрудников консульства Грузии

Searches in the offices of the Odessa regional state administration (RSA) conducted in the framework of criminal proceedings on the fact of illegal operations on the reimbursement of value added tax (VAT) officials of the Consulate General of Georgia in 2012-2013. About it reports a press-service of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine (GPU).

“Investigators of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine together with the SBU conducted searches in the framework of criminal proceedings on the fact of illegal operations on VAT refunds by the officials of the Consulate General of Georgia in 2012-2013. These investigations are carried out, including in the official and residential premises of ex-Consul General of Georgia Teimuraz Nishnianidze”, – stated in the message.

It is noted that by results of the conducted searches, seized the rough documentation that indicates the probable Commission of illegal financial transactions.

“In the near future the Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko will hear the report of the heads of investigative units on the grounds of the investigation, compliance with the law if their conduct and preliminary results”, – stated in the message.

The results of the report heard in the GPU promised to report further.

Earlier it became known that the building of the Odessa regional state administration, PGO and the SBU carried out a search. Local media, citing its own sources reported that the demonstrations in the office and the house assistant and adviser to the Governor of the Odessa region, the former General Consul of Georgia Teymuraz Nishnianidze, and also the place of registration of the Fund For the benefit of Odessa” (the business center on Uspenskaya street).

The head of the Odessa regional state administration of Mikheil Saakashvili called the raids a “political provocation” and said that he already discussed with the Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko and demanded immediate recall of investigators.

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The situation with searches commented the Deputy Governor of Odessa region Salome Bobrovskaya.

“A group of soldiers in balaclavas broke into the administrative building, stating “works of the SBU”, and did not provide paramilitary security guards in RSA no documents. Penetrated in three of the office of the Department of Protocol and is now held in a room three civil servants. Attempts by the lawyer of the head of the charity Fund “For the benefit of Odessa Teimuraz Nishnianidze Sergey Lysenko to the documents of the representatives of the investigation team of GPU and SBU how are these people not successful,” said Bobrovskaya comments in the “UKRINFORM”.

According to her, “I’ll have to call the police to find out exactly who carries out investigative actions in the administrative building and on the basis of what documents”.

Also Bobrovskaya said that some media reports about what is being searched in the office of the assistant adviser to Saakashvili, is not true. “Nishnianidze not a civil servant and does not work in RSA. A surprise visit from people who identified themselves as law enforcement, makes us wonder,” said the official.

It is reported that at present, a search of the Department of Protocol of the RSA continues. No contacts with the administration of the members of the investigative team not going.

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