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Ex minister risks 15 years for making fake cognac

by | Feb 1, 2013

TBILISI, DFWatch — Another official from Mikheil Saakashvili’s government was Wednesday charged with abuse of powers and bribery.

The Finance Ministry’s investigative service accuses former Defense Minister Davit Kezerashvili of assisting a criminals gang with manufacturing fake cognac using additives.

According to the Investigative Service, Kezerashvili made more than USD 12 million on the business, and caused the state a loss of USD 50 million.

He now risks from 11 to 15 years in jail.



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