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Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili announced Friday that two Israeli businessmen have been pardoned after they were sentenced to lengthy prison terms by a Georgian court in April.
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Roni Fuchs and Ze’ev Frenkel were convicted of attempting to bribe a deputy finance minister and were sent by a court in Tbilisi to seven years and six and a half years respectively, and ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.
The men were
arrested by Georgian police last year after being accused of offering the
country’s deputy finance minister five million dollars in order to hasten a 100
million dollar compensation payment owed to Fox and a Greek partner.
compensation payment was owed due to the cancellation of an oil and gas
distribution contract with the Georgian government, the News 1 website
The arrests took place immediately after the mens’ meeting with
government official, which was secretly reported. Clips from the meeting have
been aired on Georgian television. Police raided the restaurant where the men
attorney accused Georgia of violating international law and the human rights of
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