The officers of the State Security Service of Georgia, as a result of operative-searching and investigative activities, detained an employee of foreign enterprise SAFEGE SJSC on the fact of commercial bribery.
Anti-corruption Agency of the State Security Service of Georgia launched an investigation into the fact of commercial bribery on May 23, 2020. Investigation establishes that the employee of Georgian office of SAFEGE SJSC provided oversight over construction of sewage network in Poti conducted by “TAHAL GROUP B.V.“ Ltd. and its sub-contractor companies. On the pretence that the employee of a company implementing oversight would not make problems to the owner of a company - “Positive File” Ltd. engaged in infrastructure works, would not notify client on protracted works and would not respond to inaccuracies revealed in the course of construction works, the charged individual demanded and gradually took from the head of the Ltd. GEL 44 000 starting from 2018 up to date.
Investigation is in progress into the fact of commercial bribery (elements of crime provided for by article 221, paragraph 4, sub-paragraph “a”), which envisages imprisonment from four to six years.
Investigation is carried out by Anti-corruption Agency of the State Security Service of Georgia.