MP Irma Zavradashvili conceals property ownership, income and family business fully in the Asset Declaration - საერთაშორისო გამჭვირვალობა - საქართველო
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MP Irma Zavradashvili conceals property ownership, income and family business fully in the Asset Declaration

17 November, 2023

Irma Zavradashvili, a Member of Parliament representing the Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia, failed to disclose ownership of 3 pieces of real estate, income, and her husband's business interests fully in the asset declaration submitted in 2023.

Violation I: Irma Zavradashvili did not disclose ownership of the hotel room in Bakuriani (36.5 sq. m). Also, a 600 sq. m. land plot in Mtskheta (with a 135.40 sq. m. building attached) and a 123.20 sq. m. apartment on Tamarashvili Street, Tbilisi, registered in the name of her husband, Archil Chkhartishvili.

Violation II: Zavradashvili omitted to report information about the remuneration (salary) she received throughout 2022. Interestingly, this information was absent from her previous declaration that was submitted in 2022 as well.

Violation III: Irma Zavradashvili's declaration does not fully disclose the information about her husband's business activities either. In particular, the declaration omits details regarding Archil Chkhartishvili's ownership of a 2.56% share in LLC Mshenebili-96. As per asset declaration, Chkhartishvili is employed in the Administration of the Government of Georgia, as an advisor to the Prime Minister. According to the Law of Georgia on Fight Against Corruption, Archil Chkhartishvili is legally barred from directly participating in business activities (managing the shares). Following the law, Chkhartishvili had to transfer the right to manage his business shares to a third person, which he has not done.

Transparency International Georgia calls on the Anti-Corruption Bureau to look into Irma Zavradashvili’s asset declaration and respond to violations in accordance with Georgian law.