08.01.2020 | Two people were charged for abuses in the process of acquiring fake medals for the needs of the National Assembly

On 24.06.2019 Chief Specialist of the Legal Services Department of the RA National Assembly gave a message that since September 2016 LLC, and from October to December 2017 IE instead of silver medals and commemorative medals gave to the National Assembly, medals and commemorative medals made of another metal, causing property damage in the amount of 4.5 million AMD and 3.5 million AMD respectively.

 

Under the supervision of the Prosecutor, in the Investigative Department of Аdministrative District of Arabkir of the IDYC of the RA IC during the preliminary investigation of the criminal case, investigated under Point 1 of Part 3 of Art. 178 of the RA Criminal Code and Part 1 of Art. 308 of the RA Criminal Code, data were obtained that the Head of the Department of Material and Technical Support of the Staff of the RA National Assembly - K.Kh, with some responsible officials from the field of finance, economy and accounting of the staff, during 2015-2017 by violating certain provisions established by the RA Law " On Procurement " announced and implemented the procurement of " Medals of Honor of the RA National Assembly " and " Commemorative Medal of the President of the RA National Assembly ".

 

Within the framework of this, in violation of tender procedures by prior agreement in the procurement process from one person - IE S. Ye., at a price about ten times lower than the stipulated cost, medals were purchased that did not comply with the decrees of the President of the National Assembly and technical descriptions of goods. In violation of the requirements of the " Procedure for the organization of the procurement process ", the relevant officials of the National Assembly accepted pre-approved goods that did not meet the technical descriptions.  

 

In particular, according to the application for goods, an honorary medal and a commemorative medal should be made of silver metal coated with gold, and the maximum price of one unit should be 38.000–40.000 AMD.

 

During the study within the criminal cases related to commemorative medals, it was found out that during the indicated period 32 agreements were concluded - worth 30 million AMD and most of which were with the above LLC and IЕ.

 

In the process of obtaining 278 commemorative medals of the President of the RA National Assembly and 75 medals of Honor of the RA National Assembly for the theft of 9.5 million AMD committed by the embezzlement under Point 1 of Part 3 of Art. 179 of the RA Criminal Code a charge was brought against  Head of the Department of Material and Technical Support of the Staff of the RA National Assembly - K.Kh, and for providing assistance under Point 1 of Part 3 of Art. 38-179 of the RA Criminal Code a charge was brought against - G. G. The latter recovered the caused damage.

 

By the decision of the Court of General Jurisdiction of First Instance of Yerevan in respect of 2 accused, detention was selected as a measure of restraint, at the same time in 2 cases by the said decisions were approved the petitions of the advocates of the accused to replace detention with bail.

 

The appeals were launched by the prosecutor exercising procedural supervision against the said court decisions regarding the application of bail, which were rejected by the decisions of the RA Court of Appeal.

 

On 23.12.2019 by the RA Deputy Prosecutor General has already been launched an appeal against the decision of the RA Court of Appeal regarding the Head of the Department of Material and Technical Support of the Staff of the RA National Assembly, and the appeal against the decision of the RA Court of Appeal regarding the actual director of the LLC is currently in process.

 

In addition to the above-mentioned, evidence was obtained on the implementation of other corruption abuses in the Staff of the RA National Assembly during the indicated period.

 

The preliminary investigation is in process. The necessary investigative and procedural actions are carried out to identity all people connected with these acts and bring the latter to criminal liability.

 

Notice: Every person suspected in or charged with a criminal offense shall be presumed innocent unless proved guilty in the manner prescribed by the RA Criminal Procedure Code and unless the verdict comes into legal force.

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