16.12.2019 | The case of corruption abuses committed in several educational institutions with the assistance of the driver (assistant) of the former minister was sent to court. The prosecutor's office presented a petition

Preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated on March 14, 2019 in General Department on Combating Organized Crime of the RA Police and investigated by the RA SIS on the occasion of crimes of embezzlement or squandering in large and especially large amounts with the use of official position is completed.


On the basis of the preliminary investigation it was found out that A. B., who occupied between 2009-2014 the position of a driver of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, then until 2016 held the position of assistant, in the period of 2009-2016 by submitting, signing documents, and receiving money, he assisted to commit theft in a large and especially large amounts by the Head of “Yerevan State Armenian-Greek College of Tourism, Service and Food Industry” SNCO - A.V., the Head of “Yerevan State Art College named after Terlemezyan” SNCO- N.A. and the Head of “Kotayk Regional State College” SNCO- G. G., and also in the period of 2016-2017 through fraud committed theft from “Armenian State University of Economics” SNCO.


In particular, the latter, with the use of his official position, influence and relations, in the period of 2009-2016 turned to the heads of these educational institutions, and according to their decrees he was hired as a watchman or driver. During this period, under the conditions of not attending the work and non-fulfillment of work duties, by including false data in the relevant documents, with the participation of various employees of organizations, he signed the salary lists and received an amount of 9.6 million AMD.


The criminal case with the indictment on the part of A. B. (Point 1 of Part 3 of Art. 38-179, Point 1 and Point 3 of Part 2 of Art. 38-179 (2 episodes) Point 2 of Part 2 of Art. 178) and G. G. (Point 1 and Point 3 of Part 2 of Art. 179, Part 1 of Art. 314 of the RA Criminal Code) was sent to the court of general jurisdiction of Yerevan. During the preliminary investigation, damage caused to the state was restored.


At the same time, within the framework of the same criminal case, in connection with the criminal acts of falsifying official documents, embezzlement with the use of official position, official negligence, decisions were made on the basis of the expiration of the statute of limitations, the death certificate and the application of an amnesty not to prosecute the Former Head of the Staff of the RA Ministry of Science and Education, Former Head of “Yerevan State Armenian-Greek College of Tourism, Service and Food Industry” SNCO, Former Head of  “Yerevan State Art College named after Terlemezyan”  SNCO and Former Deputy Head of the educational part of the said SNCO, Former Personnel Inspector, Chief Accountant of “Kotayk Regional State College” SNCO, Personnel Inspector, Deputy Head of the administrative-economic and organizational department of “Armenian State University of Economics” SNCO and the driver of the said SNCO.


During the investigation of the materials of the criminal case in the RA Prosecutor’s Office, it became apparent that the main reason for the criminal manifestations were the circumstances of the improper performance of their official duties through the application of almost similar schemes by competent officials vested with the administrative and economic powers of educational institutions. Taking into account the fact that, with the attached letter of the RA Prosecutor General a petition was presented to the RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports with a view to resolve the problems contributing to the revealed criminal manifestations in the above and other educational institutions, and to take measures to exclude such phenomena in the future and inform the Prosecutor’s Office about their results.