The criminal case launched in the Investigation Department of Especially Important Cases of the Investigation Principal Department of the Police of the Republic of Armenia with regard to the case of meticulously evasion of paying a substantial amount of taxes by the citizen Artur K. in accordance with Part 2 of Article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia was sent the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Armenia through the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Armenia and a legal proceeding has been instituted.
The preliminary investigation revealed that by the decisions of Yerevan Municipality a limited liability company owned by the citizen Artur K. was granted a with an area of 90.000 sq.m. for the purpose of building a residential district. Instead of building the residential district Artur K. divided the plot of land into separate parts so as to sell part by part the plot of land granted to the company and as a result he would meticulously avoid paying taxes to the state budget and in this way he earn excess profit. In addition to his company he established another limited liability company and transferred the plot of land with an area of 11.000 sq.m. out of the above plots to the given company, which he sold to Armen K. at a price of 5 million 500 thousand USD.
Holding the post of a director of LLC and being the owner of 100% shares Artur K. entered into a formal sale/purchase contract for the whole shares of the company with Melik H. and with a pretext of selling the plot of land with an area of 11.000 sq.m. to Melik H. at a price of 241 thousand 300 Armenian drams concealed the fact of selling the plot of land at a price of 5 million 500 thousand USD undocumented in the procedure stipulated by the law. In this way, Artur K. meticulously avoided paying the taxes originated out of the sale of the plot of land in the substantial sum of 559 million 937 thousand Armenian drams payable to the state budget.
Continuing his criminal activity, Artur K. sold to Surik Kh. the plot of land with an area of 2 thousand sq.m. belonging to the company at a price of 500.000 USD and signed a formal real property sale/purchase contract which stipulated that the plot of land with a total area of 2 thousand sq.m. was sold at a price of 39 million 600 thousand Armenian drams. In such a manner, he meticulously avoided paying taxes in the substantial sum of 37 million 425 thousand Armenian drams payable to the state budget.
Charges were brought against Artur K. in accordance with Part 2 of Article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia and a search for him has been declared and an arrest as a measure of restraint has been determined in his regard.
A preliminary investigation is underway.
Note: The suspect or the accused of the alleged offence is deemed innocent unless his or her innocence is proved by virtue of the effective court verdict in the manner prescribed by the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Armenia.