FILE In this Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 file photo former Georgian Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili attends a United National Movement congress in Tbilisi, Georgia. A court in Georgia on Monday, Feb. 17, ... more 
FILE In this Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 file photo former Georgian Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili attends a United National Movement congress in Tbilisi, Georgia. A court in Georgia on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, has convicted the top ally of former President Mikhail Saakashvili of embezzlement and abuse of office and sentenced him to five years in prison. Vano Merabishvili served for nearly eight years as interior minister in charge of Georgia’s police force before becoming prime minister ahead of a parliamentary election in 2012. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Shakh Aivazov, File
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