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Preliminary investigation on the criminal case investigated for receiving bribe from officials of the SRC is over
2018-12-06

By the combination of sufficient proof obtained during the preliminary investigation of the criminal case investigated in the RA Special Investigation Service it was justified that the head of the Tax Inspections Division 10 within the Tax Inspectorate Department of Small Taxpayers of the State Revenue Committee of RA, deputy head and the senior tax inspector of the same division, with previous concert, by means of extortion received a bribe in especially large amount of AMD 1.000.000.

According to the charges, S. A. the deputy head of Tax Inspections Division 10 within the Tax Inspectorate Department of Small Taxpayers of the State Revenue Committee of RA, V. L., senior tax inspector of the same division, coming to previous concert with S. E. the head of the division on receiving bribe in large amount, on October 15, 2018 met an owner of Limited Liability Company engaged in business activities, and unreasonably charged him with a number of violations within the Company.   

During the next meetings with the businessman S. A. again spoke of the allegedly found violations in the company of the latter, and then by means of extortion personally requested  him to give large amount of bribe, threatening otherwise to prevent the business of the company, reveal non-existing violations. Then, S. A. negotiated and agreed with the businessman on bribe in the amount of AMD 1.000.000, against which the head of the divisions, the senior tax inspector and he would not prevent the activities of the company over September – December 2018.

According to the agreement on October 22, 2018 A. S. met the owner of the Limited Liability Company in his office and personally received bribe in large amount of AMD 1.000.000; immediately after that gave a phone call to S. E. the head of the division to arrange meeting of the latter with the businessman and get approval for non-prevention the business of the company against the received bribe; however, during the conversation S. A. was caught by the officers of the General Department on Combating Organized Crimes of the RA Police.

S. A., V.L. and S. E. were brought charge under article 311 (points 1, 2 and 3, part 3) of the RA Criminal Code, for receiving bribe in large amount by means of extortion by previous concert. Taking into custody was selected as a measure of restriction with regard to them.

Preliminary investigation of the criminal case is over. The case with the indictment was sent to the prosecutor performing control, with the motion to send it to the court.

 

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.