Saakashvili’s lifestyle

Saakashvili denies embezzlement charge in Facebook post

By | August 14th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili denies new charges that he spent money meant for the special protection service on his own lavish life style. Prosecutors in Georgia charged him Wednesday with having spent 8.8 million lari (USD […]

Saakashvili charged with embezzlement of security force money

By | August 14th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

USD 4,600 spent on two tailor made suits is one of the expenses former President Saakashvili must answer for. (Photo published by the president.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prosecutors in Georgia have brought further charges against former President Mikheil Saakashvili about embezzlement of public money. The case describes embezzlement of about 8.8 million lari (USD 5.2 million) meant to be used for the protection […]

Details published about Saakashvili’s travel expenses

By | May 30th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Publicity photo of former President Mikheil Saakashvili published on the eve of his leaving office in November, 2013. TBILISI, DFWatch–Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili spent GEL 1,533,222 (USD 866,000) of public money on official visits during his last year in office. According to the report published by Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) […]

Energy Ministry claims Saakashvili’s palace stole gas

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

The presidential residence in Avlabari, Tbilisi. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia has discovered that the palace Mikheil Saakashvili used as official residence for many years had a gas pipe installed which made it able to consume gas illegally without a counter. The glass domed presidential residence towers […]

Saakashvili moves out of unofficial residence

By | October 23rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

President Mikheil Saakashvili has moved out of his house in northern Tbilisi. (President’s Facebook page.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili on Tuesday moved out of their house in the Didi Dighomi district of Tbilisi and moved into a house in the city center. Saakashvili and his wife Sandra Roelofs personally took part in the moving. The First Lady said most […]

Saakashvili completes conquest of Mount Kazbegi

By | September 9th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

President Saakashvili and his team on Mount Kazbegi. (President’s Facebook page.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili continued his walk on Mount Kazbegi with one of the leaders of the Russian opposition, Andrey Ilarionov. The Georgian president wrote about his trip on his official Facebook page. “Who said we would not climb up […]

Saakashvili goes for a walk at 4500 meters’ height

By | September 6th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

President Mikheil Saakashvili on top of Mount Kazbek (Kazbegi). (President’s Facebook page.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili has gone for another mountain walk, this time to conquer Mount Kazbeg, one of the highest peaks in the Caucasus, reaching 5 047 meters above sea level. According to the president’s administration, Saakashvili accepted […]

Saakashvili goes hiking

By | August 10th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–President Saakashvili Friday left the capital for a three day hike at Tobavarchkhila Lake. He brought with him several members of the National Movement. Saakashvili spoke about his trip in an interview with the Public Broadcaster’s channel 1 […]

Saakashvili escapes late night brawl

By | May 12th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The scuffle at La Truffe involved throwing of cups, plates and ashtrays. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili left a restaurant in Tbilisi before there broke out a scuffle between several well-known politicians. Three members of President Mikheil Saakashvili’s United National Movement (UNM), including two parliamentarians, […]

Saakashvili in unusual conflict with own security service

By | March 1st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Mikheil Saakashvili and his electric car. (Official photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili has started a boycott of the protection services, testing the limits of the law. The message he wants to get out is that the government has cut his funding so much that they just as well might take away the security […]

Did Saakashvili drive without escort?

By | February 28th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili Wednesday appeared to drive his blue Nissan to the airport together with his wife without the protection of guards. He explained that it is the fifth week he hasn’t been using the services of the president’s […]

Details published about Saakashvili’s flights

By | December 14th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The Defense Ministry in Georgia has published details about flights made by the government with a Gulfstream G450 which was recently withdrawn from use due to budget cuts. The information used to be state secrets, but was published because of the […]

Saakashvili loses one of his jets

By | December 12th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — President Mikheil Saakashvili has lost one of his two business jets. The new government has decided not to allow the president to use it anymore. Alexandre Burchuladze, Deputy Defense Minister said in an interview with Rustavi 2 that the reason […]

Ivanishvili makes cuts in Saakashvili’s daily habits

By | November 4th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Georgia’s Defense Minister refuses to cover the expenses to keep the president’s plane, while the prime minister calls on Mikheil Saakashvili to move out of his president’s palace and instead go to work at the government office. Friday, Defense Minister Irakli […]