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06.06.2017 | Cases of giving a bribe in a particularly large amount, bribery mediation, taking bribes have been revealed

As a result of the undertaken large-scale operational-search measures by the Employees of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia on cases investigated by the court of general jurisdiction of Gegharkunik region, cases of giving a bribe in a particularly large amount, bribery mediation, taking bribes have been revealed both by the judiciary and by officials.


As a result of the exercise of their powers by the employees of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia the factual data received in accordance with the law were sent by the RA Prosecutor General to the RA Special Investigation Service with the instruction to give a move in accordance with the law.


In connection with these facts, criminal cases were initiated in the RA Special Investigation Service on the features  of Art. 311, 312, 313 of the RA Criminal Code by the conducted  preliminary investigation as a result of coordinated and clearly planned investigative and operational-search activities carried out by the investigators of SPS, NSS and officers of the RA police sufficient evidence was obtained that on July 25, 2014 in the territory of the restaurant '' Tsul '' located in the area '' Sev Oger '' in the town of Vardenis the parents of the accused G.G. within the criminal case, investigated on the fact of stabbing, hooliganism with the use of weapons by a group of persons, in June 2015 gave a bribe in the amount of 4,000 USD an equivalent amount of 1.880.000 AMD to the prosecutor of Gegharkunik region S. Shkhoyan for actions in favor of their son, the latter received the bribe, but he did not fulfill his promise, on July 1, 2015 G.G. was detained, then appeared before the court.


During the trial of the same criminal case the parents of the accused G.G. through a resident of Vardenis A.K. And the driver of the chairman of the court of general jurisdiction of Gegharkunik region K.M. gave the chairman of the court of general jurisdiction of Gegharkunik region A. Petrosyan a bribe in the amount of 23.000 USD an equivalent amount of 11.343.373 AMD, to assign their son a mild sentence and release from responsibility their son-in-law M.K., who passes as an accused in the same case. On March 18, 2016 A. Petrosyan delivered a pre-arranged judicial act.
Based on the appeal complaint presented to prosecuting prosecutor  of the case, the RA Criminal Court of Appeal reversed the above verdict because of its illegality and unfoundedness, having sent the case to the same court for a new trial.


In addition, enough evidence is obtained that the explanation for the decision about the estate of a resident of Dzoragyukh village  Z.G. chairman of the court of general jurisdiction of Gegharkunik region A.Petrosyan and the judge of the same court V. Vardanyan received from the husband of the abovementioned citizen  a bribe of 120.000 RUB an equivalent amount of 1.011.600 AMD.


As a result, Judge V. Vardanyan delivered an agreed, deliberately unlawful decision.


On suspicion of giving bribes, residents of Vardenis K.G., MG, G.G. and the mediator E.C., who gave confessions were detained. On suspicion of complicity in giving bribes resident of Vardenis A.K and the driver of the chairman of the court of general jurisdiction of Gegharkunik region K.K. were detained. Prosecutor of Gegharkunik region S. Shkhoyan was detained on the same case on suspicion of taking bribes.


On June 5, 2017 the RA Prosecutor General  applied to the Justice Council  to submit a proposal to the President of the Republic of Armenia with the proposal to give permission to bring the chairman of the court A.Petrosyan and the judge V.Vardanyan as accused for  taking bribes and the election in respect of them of a preventive measure in the form of detention, with the decision of the same day the petitions against A. Petrosyan were satisfied.


Petitions concerning V.Vardanyan will be discussed on 06.06.2017.


The preliminary investigation on the criminal case continues.

 

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