Chamber of Control

State auditor shown holding pistol in bar in new online video

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Crime|Tags: , , , |

Lasha Tordia (far left) apparently brandishing a pistol at PAM Club last December.  TBILISI, DFWatch–A new video of a public auditor pointing a pistol in a bar last December further undermined his claim that a recent fight with an ex-prosecutor was corruption related. The video surfaced on the Internet on Wednesday, and shows state auditor Lasha Tordia […]

State Audit Office asks court to fine six parties for election violations

By | September 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s State Audit Office (SAO) has asked the court to fine six political parties for bribery, illegal donations and other election violations. The office asked the court to issue a 4,000 lari fine to Rima Beridze, a majoritarian candidate for Georgian Dream, […]

State Audit Office finds suspicious procurements in Prison Ministry

By | October 6th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The State Audit Office Tuesday published a report which indicates that there may have been violations in the Prison Ministry’s public procurements. The report covers the years 2013-2014 and shows that in 14 bidding rounds announced by the ministry, […]

Georgia’s Prosecutor’s Office checking the finances of several ministries

By | November 18th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Lasha Tordia, head of the State Audit Office. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Prosecutor’s Office in Georgia has begun examining the finances of the biggest government ministries. This follows findings by the Audit Office of violations in several ministries expenditures. Head of the Audit Office, Lasha Tordia, said […]

Campaign finance watchdog wants to fine the government

By | June 24th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

The Audit Office. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The public watchdog overseeing the financial activity of political parties in Georgia claims that the government coalition has received an illegal donation of GEL 40,000 (USD 22,500). The Financial Monitoring Service of the Georgian […]

Audit Office wants to fine three political parties

By | June 11th, 2014|Categories: Elections, News|Tags: , |

The Audit Office monitors the financial activities of political parties. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The State Audit Office wants to fine the political parties Alliance of Georgia’s Patriots, Conservative Party and Georgia’s Way. The body which monitors the financial activity of political parties claims that Alliance of Georgia’s Patriots didn’t declare donations […]

Georgia creates agency to oversee party financing

By | February 26th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , |

Lasha Tordia, Director of the State Audit Office. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia is creating a temporary commission to monitor the financing of political parties. The new body will be staffed by people from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and will be based at the State Audit Office. Its general director, Lasha […]

Burjanadze fined USD 36 600 for campaign financing violation

By | January 18th, 2014|Categories: Elections, News|Tags: , |

Nino Burjanadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The State Audit Office in Georgia has fined the party led by opposition figure Nino Burjanadze, Democratic Movement, 65 000 lari (USD 36 600) for not declaring its finances in the election campaign. The State Audit Office, previously known as […]

Violations found in Burjanadze’s party

By | September 25th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: , |

Nino Burjanadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The State Audit Office says it found violations in the financial declaration of the Democratic Movement party, the leader of which is presidential candidate Nino Burjanadze. According to the office, Burjanadze’s party recently started opening new […]

Saakashvili’s party received USD 3 mill in illegal donation

By | July 5th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The State Audit Office claims that the United National Movement received more than USD 3 million illegally as a donation during the election campaign in 2012. The State Audit Office, which earlier was called the Chamber of Control, was granted the […]

Tbilisi mayor’s 2010 campaign to be scrutinized

By | January 16th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch - The Georgian Chamber of Control is looking closer at the financial activities of an organization which campaigned for Tbilisi mayor Gigi Ugulava in 2010. The organization is called Our Vote to Gigi Ugulava and had several well-known Georgian singers among its members. This is the result of recent changes in the law [...]

Party finance boss’ neutrality questioned

By | January 6th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Opposition parties in Georgia object against the appointment of an employee at the Ministry of Justice as new head of the party finance monitoring body. The objections come not only from the many fiercly anti-government parties, but also from those that signed an agreement with the government last summer about how to overhaul [...]

Full checkup for Ivanishvili’s nascent bloc

By | January 5th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch - One day after being given responsibility for enforcing Georgia’s new tough rules on campaign financing, Natia Mogeladze takes the bull by the horns and asks the country’s new opposition movement to see their finances. This is the first time a new, controversial law on party financing is being applied outside of party politics, [...]

Little known official will lead campaign finance control

By | January 5th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Georgia has appointed the official who will be in charge of enforcing a set of new tough rules on campaign finance, as the country is preparing to hold parliamentary elections in the fall. The responsibility to enforce the new rules has been handed to Natia Mogeladze, a lawyer about who little is known. [...]