Business tycoon Badri Patarkatsishvili is suspected of conspiring to overthrow the government, Nika Gvaramia, the deputy chief prosecutor, said on November 9.
“All the necessary legal proceedings will be undertaken to summon Patarkatsishvili for interrogation as a suspect,” Gvaramia told the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB).
Gvaramia said the decision to officially declare Patarkatsishvili as a suspect was made on November 7. The announcement, however, was only made two days later.
Patarkatsishvili, who last month pledged to finance the anti-government protest rallies, is not currently in Georgia.