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04.08.2021 | Damage of 14 million AMD was caused to Dzorashen community by means of sub-leasing community land plots in the result of corruption abuses: the case was sent to court

With the combination of sufficient evidence obtained during the preliminary investigation of the criminal case investigated in the Shirak Regional Investigation Department of the RA Investigative Committee, it was substantiated that G. S., former head of Dzorashen community of Shirak region, being informed in advance about the intention to install and exploit antenna stations by two telecommunication operators, ignored the legal requirements and on July 17, 2006 and on May 21, 2007, chaired the auction commissions, organized and conducted biddings on the lease of two different community-owned plots of land.


Then he approved the protocols reflecting the results of the biddings, falsifying in advance the signatures of four members of the bidding commissions, and declared his wife the winner of both biddings. As a result, on August 21, 2006 and on May 29 in 2007 G. S. the latter signed contracts regarding giving 1 hectare agricultural land plot with an annual rent of 4540 AMD, and in the second case, giving 1.58 hectare land plot with an annual rent of 7450 AMD for a period of 25 years for agricultural activities.


A short time later, one of the plots with the wife’s name was subleased to two different telecommunications operators for annual 480,000 AMD, and the other for 85,000 AMD per month. Since October 8, 2016 he received profit of more than 14 million AMD depriving the community of the opportunity to receive that amount of income.


For the above-mentioned commitments G. S., the former head of Dzorashen community, was charged for committing the above-mentioned criminal acts under Article 308, Part 2 and Article 314, Part 1 of the RA Criminal Code (2 episodes).


In the course of the preliminary investigation, the latter submitted receipts of recovering the damage caused in the amount of 3.100.000 AMD.


The preliminary investigation of the criminal case is completed, the prosecutor supervising the legality has confirmed the indictment and sent the criminal case to the Court of First Instance of Shirak Region for examination.


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.