18.04.2022 | Criminal case on concealment of data of the head of the Gyulagarak community, a member of his family, the deputy head of the community was sent to court

Based on the documents received from the State Control Service of the Republic of Armenia, according to the materials prepared by the Anti-Corruption Committee of the Republic of Armenia, during the preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated on the grounds of Part 1 of Article 314.3 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia, it was revealed that the head of the Gyulagarak community of Lori region M.G., his family member T.B., as well as R.V., the deputy head of the Gyulagarak community, hid information about property and income in 2020 which were subject to declaration in annual declarations.

 

In particular, the head of the community M.G. hid the subject of declaration in the annual declaration of an official submitted to the RA Commission on Corruption Prevention, particularly, joint property registered in his name, located in the villages of Kurtan and Lori Berd, Agarak community, Lori region, 11 residential land plots with an industrial building under warehouse, with a residential building, the total cadastral value of which is 2.5 million drams. The LEXUS GX 470 car belonging to him and his share in GETAVAN LLC were also hidden. In addition, M.G. did not declare 2,822,648 drams from the income received in the form of wages for 2020.

 

T.B., who is related to the head of the Gyulagarak community, hid in the annual declaration of a family member of an official for 2020, submitted to the RA Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, the subject of declaration, the property registered in his name, 11 agricultural and residential land plots in the village Kurtan of the Gyulagarak community of Lori region, the total cadastral value of which is 9.514.256 drams. In addition, the latter did not declare the total amount of AMD 20.898.491 on his accounts during 2020.

 

Deputy head of the Gyulagarak community, R.V., hid in the annual declaration of an official for 2020 the subject of declaration, property, 3 common agricultural, construction and residential land plots located in the Gyulakarag community of Lori region, a loan granted to him in the amount of 1,350,000 drams, as well as income in the amount of 4.237.134, 3 drams.

 

02.04.2022 the three mentioned persons were finally charged under Part 2 of Article 3143 of the RA Criminal Code.

 

The preliminary investigation of the said criminal case has been completed, the supervising prosecutor has approved the indictment on the criminal case against the three mentioned persons, and the case has been sent to the court of general jurisdiction of first instance of Yerevan for consideration on the merits.

 

As of April 15, 2022, under the supervision of prosecutors of the Procedural Supervision Department of the RA Prosecutor General’s Office over the activities of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the Republic of Armenia, 16 criminal cases were investigated under Articles 314.2 and 314.3 of the RA Criminal Code, 12 of which were transferred from the previous year.

 

13 of these criminal cases were initiated on the grounds of knowingly providing false information in declarations or concealing information subject to declaration (1 of which was initiated in 2022), 2 - on the grounds of deliberate failure to file declarations (2 were initiated in 2022), one criminal case was initiated under Articles 314.2 and 314.3 of the RA Criminal Code.

 

In 16 criminal cases 11 persons are involved as defendants, 10 of whom, under Article 314.3 of the RA Criminal Code.

 

3 criminal cases against 5 persons, together with the indictment, were sent to the RA General Prosecutor's Office, on one of which, against one person, the prosecutor issued a decision on suspension of criminal prosecution and on termination of the proceedings of the criminal case.

 

Moreover, after the criminalization of the act provided for in Article 314.2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia (the article was supplemented on 06.09.17) in 2022, 1 case against 1 person was sent to court with an indictment for the first time.

 

Proceedings of 1 criminal case have been suspended, and preliminary investigations are ongoing for 13 criminal cases.

 

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.