Back

Hot News

Today's Calendar

Announcement

Archive

Justice

18 May, 2017 18:20
font-size

MP Nato Chkheidze says the 2004 developments around Iberia TV and Omega Group were orchestrated by Mikheil Saakashvili

The hearing on the case of Iberia TV closure and the seizure of its broadcasting license was held at the Tbilisi City Hall. The witness of the prosecution, MP Nato Chkheidze gave testimony to the court today.

She narrated the most important developments of 2004, specifically, the details of how former authorities and prosecution officials, were urging her husband, the founder of Omega Group, Zaza Okuashvili, to give up the control stock of Omega Group and even more with the mediation of other businessmen. She said they were also urging him to give up the broadcasting license of Iberia TV promising to withdraw riot police from the premises of Omega Group’s companies instead, after which they would be able to resume working.

According to the witness, Zaza Okuashvili refused to transfer his shares of business and fled the country, after which the offices and enterprises of Omega Group were raided and looted by the riot police.

The enterprises incorporated in Omega Group were enabled to resume working after the acknowledgement of tax obligations and the forceful seizure of the Iberia TV broadcasting license. As the witness said, this happened a year after the police raid in the companies.

Nato Chkheidze also stated at the court today that in 2004, the riot police assault on Omega Group’s companies and the seizure of Iberia TV’s broadcasting license was orchestrated by former president
“With this assault on Omega Group and Iberia TV, the pressure on televisions was actually launched,” – Nato Chkheidze told reporters after the hearing. She also added that in that period the authorities used to become influential only in case they fulfilled the instructions perfectly and as soon as they did not do so, they would no longer be influential or reliable.

As the prosecutor of the case Emzar Gagnidze told reporters after the hearing the witness described the situation, in which the senior officials used to oppress the company management with psychological pressure with the purpose of seizing Omega Group’s control stock.

The case of Iberia TV closure and the forceful seizure of its broadcasting license was investigated by the prosecutor’s office in 2016 and since then the case is being discussed at the Tbilisi City Court. The defendants in the case are the former prosecutor general, Zurab Adeishvili and his first deputy, Giorgi Latsabidze. The name of former president Mikheil Saakashvili is also mentioned in the case as the person, who orchestrated those developments.

The riot police started its raid in Iberia TV and other companies incorporated in Omega Group on the 19th of February, 2017.

Statement of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Georgia

10 January, 2019 , 10:21

Financial Monitoring Service started studying financial activities of TBC Bank, its customer legal persons, bank administrators and certain shareholders in May 2018, and arrived at the conclusion that in this activities

Case launched ten years after - founders of TBC Bank could be charged

10 January, 2019 , 10:17

The founder of TBC Bank may be charged. The case is about laundering of 17 million. The Prosecutor"s Office confirms that collecting evidence on the 10-year-old case is actively underway. Mamuka Khazaradze, Badri Japarid

The Prosecutor General`s Office confirms that the investigation into TBC Bank is underway

10 January, 2019 , 10:07

The Prosecutor General's Office confirms that the investigation into TBC Bank is underway. According to the first channel, the Prosecutor General’s office seized certain documentation from the mentioned bank. "We c

International Society is interested in details of bloody special operation in Pankisi - EMC meets diplomats

11 December, 2018 , 14:06

The international community is interested in the details of the bloody special operation in Pankisi - EMC will inform today diplomatic corps about all the unanswered questions related to murder of Temirlan Machalikashvil

The first video recording released on the case of Omega Group

22 October, 2018 , 17:04

Rustavi2 broadcasting company has released a video version of the scandalous conversations related to the controversy around Omega Group. The released video depicts the meeting, where Levan Kipiani tells in details the c

British Forensic Bureau report says the audios related to Omega Group controversy are authentic – Levan Aghdgomelashvili

19 October, 2018 , 16:40

According to the report received from the British Digital Forensic Company - Cyfor, the two audio recordings related to the case of Omega Group are authentic – Director General of Omega Group, Levan Aghdgomelashvil

Live TV

daily calendar

video gallery

Omega Motors opens BMW and MINI dealership center in Batumi