By the criminal case investigated at RA Special Investigation Service the senior inspector of RA Ministry of Finance Lori Territorial Tax Inspection Armen P. was charged pursuant to part 2, Article 311, point 1, and points 2 and 3, part 3, Article 311 of RA Criminal Code for the fact that during 2014-2015 years he discovered citizens engaged in illegal entrepreneurship activities in the administrative territory of Lori marz, but being obliged pursuant to Article 26 of RA Law “On Taxes” to levy a fine due to law-established procedure in case of practicing illegal entrepreneurship activities by persons having no state registration, not registered or not registered at tax agencies, for not subjecting to administrative responsibility, not recording the above-mentioned facts and not ceasing the illegal entrepreneurship activities, as well as endowed to carry out checks with the purpose of ascertaining the trustworthiness of the reports submitted to state bodies or published on the basis of the law and other legal acts in the sphere of activities of a business entity pursuant to Articles 2 and 3 of RA Law “On Organization and Carrying out of Checks”, for evidently unlawful inaction within the scope of his powers in favour thereof, that is on condition of not carrying out checks, not discovering and registering the persons working without registration, not subjecting them to administrative responsibility, with premeditation of receiving a bribe coming to preliminary agreement with Lori marz Territorial Tax Inspection employee Hrach M., practicing both unlawful and lawful economic activitiesby a group,demanded and received a bribe of large amountfrom numerous citizens.
By the decision of the court detention was chosen as a measure of restraint towards the Tax Inspection senior tax inspectorArmen P.charged with receiving a bribe of large amount.
Note that earlier we informed that by thesame criminal case investigated at RA Special Investigation Servicethe employee of RA Ministry of Finance Lori Territorial Tax Inspection Hrach M. was also chargedwith receiving a bribe of large amountand detention was chosen as a measure of restraint towards thelatter.
Preliminary investigation is in progress.
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.