Georgia has formally asked Switzerland to freeze the bank accounts of several officials close to former President Eduard Shevardnadze.
Mr Shevardnadze himself is not on the fraud and abuse list
A Swiss Justice Ministry spokesman told Le Temps newspaper on Friday that the list included former ministers and MPs suspected of abuse of office and fraud.
But it did not include Mr Shevardnadze or any of his family members.
The request was made in December, but was returned on Thursday with a request for more details, the official said.
Georgia's newly-elected President Mikhail Saakashvili says he holds former members of the regime responsible for $1.7bn of the country's foreign debt.
Mr Saakashvili told Swiss daily Le Temps this week that he would ask several foreign governments to freeze the accounts which belong to former officials and to Mr Shevardnadze's family members.
He later promised on national television that he would not enrich himself personally while in office and would sell all the weekend cottages or "dachas" belonging to officials.