The fact that misspending increased dramatically after the classified system was implemented in 2009 is an especially strong piece of evidence – says the report of the international experts invited by the Prosecution Service, to which newspaper Kviris Palitra has gained exclusive access.
As the report stated, apparently, the main motivation for Saakashvili was his desire to keep his expenses from public scrutiny regardless of whether these expenses were supposedly suitable for the President or unreasonably extravagant.
“In addition, there is a lot of evidence pointing to the fact that no one of those being in power at the time was brave enough to speak out” – says the report of the foreign experts.
According to the explanation of the international experts, the evidence to be examined by the court by the relevant rule is sufficient for supporting the indictment and justifies the charges brought on Mikheil Saakashvili and Teimuraz Janashia for the criminal offense punishable under Article 182 of the Criminal Code of Georgia. In order to evaluate the evidentiary standard in the criminal cases against Mikheil Saakashvili, the Prosecution Service invited highly qualified international experts: Paul Coffey, Former Head of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the DOJ of the US; Moshe Lador, former State Prosecutor of Israel; and Sir Geoffrey Nice, Deputy Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, who was in charge of the case against former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic in the Hague Tribunal and who is also a lawyer of the Queen of the United Kingdom.