The General Prosecutor's Office of Georgia has solved a transnational crime of laundering two million dollars in illegal incomes.
The agency stated on Monday that charges were filed against one individual and three legal entities.
The Prosecutor’s Office suggested that an owner of an enterprise registered in the US and the individuals connected with it, on behalf of a so-called highly reputable legal entity, contacted a director of a company operating in Hong Kong and convinced him of the possibility of making profitable investments by purchasing shares of well-known enterprises.
“Following this, the members of the criminal group fraudulently took possession of 13,329,181.71 dollars transferred from the bank account of the victimized company to the bank account of the enterprise established for illegal purposes,” said the Prosecutor’s Office.
The agency claimed that the funds were divided and transferred to different countries, including 1,906,263.7 dollars in Georgia which was transferred to the bank accounts of three enterprises owned by the defendant and his affiliates.
“By this action, the members of the criminal group laundered approximately 2,000,000 dollars,” said the Prosecutor’s Office.
The agency reported that the investigation in the case still continues.