Georgian tycoon turned opposition leader fined

first_img Sponsored Stories Top Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous ofcenter_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family TBILISI, Georgia (AP) – A court in the Georgian capital has ordered a billionaire businessman who formed an opposition party to pay $91 million in fines in a ruling that the tycoon’s lawyers called political.The Tbilisi City Court ruled late Monday that Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s richest man and leading philanthropist, violated the law by handing out free satellite dishes and offering a fleet of cars owned by his companies to his Georgian Dreams political party. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Ivanishvili’s lawyer Eka Beselia said the court’s decision was politically motivated.Ivanishvili made his entry into politics in October, announcing that he was forming a political party with the aim of winning the parliamentary vote set for the fall and assuming the post of prime minister in a challenge to President Mikhail Saakashvili.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizonalast_img read more

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