22.03.2018 | In the communities of Lori region in the process of providing seeds and fertilizers at affordable prices, cases of theft and official forgery have been revealed. The prosecutor's office of Lori region has initiated criminal cases

The RA Prosecutor's Office of Lori region has examined the state of protection of state interests in the process of acquiring and distribution of autumn seed wheat seeds from the Russian Federation and the provision of fertilizers for affordable prices for agricultural works to the RA landowners.

During the preparation of the materials, factual data have been obtained that that authorized officials of  Mikhailovka community of  Lori region in the process of distributing fertilizers, and with a single intention from 2014 to 2016 from the sale of fertilizers from 8 residents of the community received a large amount of money, after which the collected money from the residents of the community for fertilizer, with mercenary motives instead of transferring to the bank account of the supplier, by abuse of one’s official position have been stolen by means of squandering .

Based on the above and taking into account that the prepared materials flagrantly contained the features of  squandering of somebody’s property  in large amount with abuse of official position, as well as features of official forgery on March 21, 2018 in RA Prosecutor's Office of Lori region two separate criminal cases have been initiated according to pp. 1 and 3 p. 2 art. 179 and p. 1 art. 314 of the RA criminal code, preliminary investigations of which have been entrusted to the Lori Regional Investigation Department of the RA Investigation Committee.

Note: 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.