The court found Mamuka Khazaradze, Badri Japaridze, and Avtandil Tsereteli guilty of the so-called money laundering and sentenced them to 7 years in prison, but released them from criminal liability due to the statute of limitations.
According to the judge's decision, the article against Khazaradze and Japaridze was reclassified, and they were granted bail.
"Bail and additional obligation got applied to Mamuka Khazaradze. The ban on leaving the border should be lifted, the seizure of real estate imposed by the Tbilisi City Court on August 9, 2019, to ensure the measure of restraint imposed on Mamuka Khazaradze should be lifted," the judge said.
Defendants did not attend the announcement of the verdict. Mamuka Khazaradze and Badri Japaridze were waiting for the verdict in the office of the party "Lelo," while Avtandil Tsereteli was waiting in the office of "TV Pirveli."