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11.03.2022 | The amount of damage caused to the state by economic crimes has been increased

The Department for Combating Economic Crimes of the RA Prosecutor General's Office studied the criminal dynamics of cases of economic crimes committed in the period of 2021.

 

It was found out that in 2021 1114 criminal cases of this kind were initiated, which is 1.31 times or 270 more compared to 2020. Last year, 33 criminal cases on crimes against economic activity were sent to court, by which 47 people were prosecuted, almost the same number as during 2020.

 

The total damage caused to the state only by prepared, completed, investigated criminal cases, as well as criminal cases investigated and completed in court, amounted to about 22.3 billion AMD, or 85% more than in 2020. The indicator of compensation for damage caused to the state within the framework of criminal cases has also been increased significantly. In 2021, 5.6 billion AMD was restored, 1.9 billion AMD in 2020.

 

The growth of cases of individual economic crimes, including those under investigation, is due to several factors. Firstly, as a result of the implementation of specific instructions of the RA Prosecutor General's Office regarding both the initiatives of the State Revenue Committee of the Republic of Armenia and certain areas of economic activity.

 

In particular, on behalf of the Department for Combating Economic Crimes of the RA Prosecutor General 's Office, the State Revenue Committee of the RA carried out a study in the field of entrepreneurial activity by representatives of show business living in the RA without registration and tax payments, as well as in the field of import and sale of diesel fuel. As a result, criminal tax offenses were identified, which received a criminal legal assessment.

 

Within the framework of the criminal policy adopted by the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Armenia, criminal cases related to reasonable suspicion of money laundering are subject to mandatory investigation on behalf of prosecutors.

 

As a result of the verification of the legality over the investigations conducted in the Investigative Department of the State Revenue Committee of the Republic of Armenia, the RA Prosecutor General's Office revealed practical issues related to the duration of the appointed examinations, seizure of property, appealing against the appointed tax audits, and other issues. As a result, both through discussion of specific criminal cases and a number of reports, specific instructions were given to the body conducting the proceedings. Particularly in 2021 prosecutors exercising prosecutorial supervision or procedural guidance issued 38 written instructions to investigators, which is twice as many as in 2020, and 23 instructions were given to the RA Police subdivisions and the Department of the SRC to conduct operational intelligence activities.

 

In order to eliminate violations and shortcomings committed during the investigation of these criminal cases, as well as to carry out the necessary investigative and procedural actions on the cases, 269 reports were submitted.