Saakashvili: Convicted ex-Chief Prosecutor Adeishvili Serves as Advisor in Ukraine

Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who was appointed Chair of the Executive Committee of Ukraine’s National Reforms Council on May 7, says that convicted former Prosecutor General of Georgia, Zurab Adeishvili, serves as Chief Advisor for Reforms to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. 

He added that Adeishvili also served as an advisor to the previous Prosecutor General.

"80% of old prosecutors were fired by a commission chaired by Zura Adeishvili. This is an American-funded program, a program under the auspices of Americans. Adeishvili was also an advisor to the previous Prosecutor General and he is now the Chief Adviser for Reforms to the incumbent Prosecutor General,” Mikheil Saakashvili told Mtavari TV yesterday. 

The Tbilisi City Court has sentenced Zurab Adeishvili to 1.6 years in prison in absentia in connection with the shutdown of the Iberia TV station and forced deprivation of a broadcasting license. In addition, he has been banned from holding public office for two years.

In addition, Adeishvili was sentenced to 5 years and 3 months of imprisonment in Cartu Bank's bankruptcy case in December 2019. 

He is accused of abuse of power and hiding property through fraudulent transactions in the case of Cartu Bank along with Nika Melia, a member of the United National Movement (UNM). 

Former Prosecutor General left Georgia on October 1, 2012, after the defeat of Saakashvili's United National Movement in the 2012 parliamentary election. Adeishvili was succeeded, on October 25, 2012, by Tea Tsulukiani, a member of the Georgian Dream coalition.

By Ana Dumbadze 

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