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04.10.2021 | Cases of money laundering were identified in Stepanavan community. Criminal case was initiated

During the preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated on September 13, 2021 under Part 2 of Art. 308 of the RA Criminal Code in the Investigative Department of Lori region of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia were received factual data that the former mayor of Stepanavan city of Lori region of the RA - S.Gh. during 2004-2012 by abusing their official powers from the common area, which is a park and is not transferred to citizens and legal entities by right of ownership by virtue of the provisions of Art. 60 of the RA Land Code allocated land plots and illegally alienated them to various people, including the Renaissance charity foundation, created with his participation.

 

In the course of further preliminary investigation of the criminal case, factual data were obtained that the former mayor of Stepanavan city S.Gh.with a view to hide the criminal origin of property, from real estate registered fictitiously in the names of these individuals and legal entities - transferred land plots (in total 1433 ha.) during 2014 and 2017 by alienating to his sons who live with him.

 

Taking into account the fact that during the exercise of his powers in the field of prosecutorial supervision, data on the presence of signs of crimes related to the legalization (money laundering) of proceeds recived from crime were detected, by the Deputy Prosecutor of Lori Region of the Republic of Armenia under Point 2 of Part 2, Art. 190 of the RA Criminal Code a criminal case was initiated.

 

In order to carry out the preliminary investigation, the materials of the criminal case were sent by the prosecutor of Lori region to the Investigative Department of Lori region.

 

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