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 in accordance with Paragraphs 1, 2, 6, 7 of Part 2 of Article 131 and Paragraph 2 of Part 3 of Article 182 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia with regard to the cases of the violent act dangerous for health committed by a group of people by a preliminary agreement, with mercenary motives and extorting Artur K. and Suren K. in an especially large amount was sent to the Special Investigation Service by the decision of the General Prosecutor of the Republic of Armenia on basis of factual facts of the case and so as to ensure comprehensive, complete and objective examination thereof and a legal proceeding has been instituted.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a citizen Karen K. reported to the Criminal Intelligence Service of the Principal Administration of the Police of the Republic of Armenia about the incident that on the way to “Zvartnots” airport unknown people violently abducted him and his friend and took them to an unknown house where they were detained for about one hour. He was forced to write an obligating document concerning his indebtedness to his acquaintance Armen K. in the sum of 1 million 500 thousand USD and afterwards they were released.
It should be reminded that a legal proceeding has been instituted against another criminal case reviewed in the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Armenia by the decision of the General Prosecutor of the Republic of Armenia based on the factual circumstances of the case and with a view to ensuring comprehensive, complete and objective examination thereof. Artur K. was charged in accordance with Part 2 of Article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia. He is accused of selling the plots of land owned by LLC so as to jointly earn surplus profit without documenting the sale/purchase contracts in the manner prescribed by the law. Artur K. did not provide the competent bodies with the reports, settlements, compulsory documents related to tax liabilities in respect of the state budget. He recorded obvious misleading information in the document. In this way, he avoided paying taxes in a substantial sum of 608 million 400 thousand AMD.
A search for Artur K. 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.