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Georgian Military Leader Accused Of Ordering Gay-Spy Ring To Blackmail Celebrities

megis kardavaA onetime military leader in the Republic of Georgia ordered high-level operatives to seduce local gay celebrities and blackmail them into being loyal, reports Russia Times.

Prosecutors claim Megis Kardava, exiled head of the Military Police department of the Defense Ministry, created “a network of gay agents” to seduce closeted stars. The male Mata Haris would bring their prey back to apartments equipped with surveillance equipment and use incriminating footage to forceĀ allegiance to President Mikhail Saakashvili.

The spy network was in effect until the October parliamentary elections, when the opposition took control and divested Saakashvili of any real power. The blackmail scheme came to light as the abuses of the old regime began to be investigated. It’s not known which celebrities were targetedā€”portions of the clandestine tapes were played in court, but the victims’ identities were obscured.

Kardava, who is being tried in absentia, calls the accusations “absurd.”

On:           Jan 23, 2013
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    • balehead

      Sounds like 1918 in Virginia again…

      Jan 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • damon459

      @balehead: I’m confused what does this story in Russia have to do with the US state of virginia and the year 1918?

      Jan 24, 2013 at 1:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Freddie27

      Now I wonder whether state-funded Russia Today has any agenda in libelling the head of state they despise and went to war with back in 2008? Most of these “inquiries” are like the ones that happen here after the midterms when a new party takes over the Congress i.e. nonsense.

      Jan 27, 2013 at 9:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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