TBILISI, DFWatch – Tbilisi City Court has fined the Christian Democrats Movement with USD 3 000 for violating law about political unions of citizens.

The Christian Democrats Movement, who is currently represented in parliament, June 31 held a meeting with the population in Kakheti, eastern Georgia.

The State Audit Office, which has authority to monitor financial systems of political parties, had suspicions about how this meeting was financed and studied the case.

The agency concluded that the party violated the law because it didn’t provide information about the financial activity of this specific event. The Audit Office sent the case to the court, which Monday fined the party with 5 000 lari.

Information Center of Kakheti reported in early summer that the Christian Democrats invited the population to a barbeque and wine event, but the leaders of the party then claimed that party activists individually brought food from different regions for the event and that the party didn’t spend its own money.

But there was no information about this in party’s financial documentation, which was sent to the State Audit Office, and this is the reason for the fine.