24.09.2019 | Thefts in the rescue department of Syunik region by the abuse of official position. Criminal case has been initiated

State Interests Protection Department of the Prosecutor General's Office of the RA has received from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia and examined the results of the internal investigation and audit carried out by the internal audit department of the Ministry’s staff in 2017 in the rescue department of Syunik region of the rescue service of the RA MES.


In the course of the study, it has been found out that the documents substantiating the consumption of petrol / in total 790 liters / from September to December 2016 have been missing, and for “UAZ 366” in the period of 2016-2017 mileage of about 2092 km. has been calculated, and the consumption for this has amounted to 460 liters of petrol.


It has also been established that by the decree of the RA MES dated 27.12.2016-08.03.2017 on the interstate highway M-3 in the center of the Goris-Sisian road, a tent station has been created to help people during snowstorm and take them to a safe place, and for this service it is planned to use 2 electric generators with a capacity of 2 kW for lighting and maintaining communication. However, the compiled acts on the use of fuel have showed 2 operated electric generators of another capacity, the fuel consumption of which has been calculated above the mentioned standards.


In addition to that, according to the acts, for the car of the RDA of Goris-Sisian, provided for the purpose of servicing the point, from December 27, 2016 to January 31, 2017, a mileage of 1000 km. has been mentioned and in one case 400 liters, and in another 560 liters of gasoline.


It has also been found out that in 2016-2017 32 cubic meters of firewood have been allocated to the rescue department of Syunik region, but the documents on their consumption and distribution have been missing.


The facts revealed during the study have indicated that the officials responsible for the relevant units of the RA MES, with the use of their official position contrary to the interests of the service, in 2016-2018 have made up false fuel consumption documents and with the use of their official position, have committed theft of state funds in especially large amounts /1.665.000 AMD/.


Taking into account that detected violations contain corpus delicti, a criminal case has been initiated in the Department for State Interests Protection of the RA Prosecutor General's Office under Point 1 and Point 3 of Part 2 of Art.179, Part 1 of Art. 308 and Art. 314 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia.


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.