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Officials of SRC are brought charge for taking bribe on prior agreement
2018-10-25

The head of 10th division of tax inspectorate department of small taxpayers of the RA State Revenue Committee S. E., deputy head of the division S. A. and the chief tax inspector of the same division V.L. are brought charge for commitment of socially dangerous acts under article 311 (part 1, points 1, 2, 3) of the RA Criminal Code, particularly, for coming to prior agreement they took bribe in a large amount of AMD 1.000.000, by extortion.

According to the charge the head of 10th division of tax inspectorate department of small taxpayers of the RA State Revenue Committee S. E. came to prior agreement with deputy head of the division S. A. and the chief tax inspector of the same division V.L. on taking large amount of bribe from actual manager of a limited liability company engaged in business activities.

On October 15, 2018 S. A. and V.L. met the manager of the Company and unreasonably accused him in a number of violations within the company. Then, S. A. demanded the manager of the Company to meet him the next day in his workplace.

During the meeting with the businessman on October 16, 2018 S. A. again talked about violations allegedly found in the company, after which exhorted with the threat of preventing the company’s activities, disclosure of actually non-existing violations, and personally demanded from him bribe in the amount of 250.000-300.000 AMD per month from September to December 2018. 

On October 19, 2018 S. A came to agreement with the businessman on the bribe in large amount of AMD 1.000.000   to be given to him, the head of the division and the chief tax inspector for non-preventing the company’s activities during September – December 2018.  

According to the agreement on October 22, 2018 at around 14:50 S. A. in his office met the manager of the Limited Liability Company and personally received from him bribe in large amount of AMD 1.000.000, immediately after which called to the head of the division S. E. to arrange meeting  of the latter and the businessman, and to get the approval of S. E. on non-prevention of the company’s activities against the taken bribe; however, during the phone conversation S. A was caught by the officers of General Department on Combating Organized Crime of the RA Police, and the amount subject of bribe was found and confiscated.

The RA Special Investigation Service Investigator filed motions to the Court of General Jurisdiction of Yerevan city to apply taking into custody as a measure of restriction with regard to S. A, V. L. and S. E. The Court satisfied the motions, and taking into custody was selected as a measure of restriction with regard to the abovementioned three persons.

Preliminary investigation is underway.

 

Notification: a person that is suspected or accused of an alleged crime, is considered innocent until his/her guilt is proved by a court judgement that has come into legal effect pursuant to the procedure determined by RA Criminal Procedure Code.