On the basis of a combination of sufficient evidence obtained on criminal case investigated in the Special Investigation Service of the RA Criminal Investigation Department Artur Tonoyan, Deputy Head of the RA Police Traffic Police for accounting-examination and technical expertise of vehicles is charged with Article 195 (part 2, point 3), Article 308 (part 1) of the RA Criminal Code, for by abusing of official powers he restricted competition between private companies capable of supplying vehicle registration plates to the RA Police with agreed actions, taking targeted action to prevent one of the companies from entering the RA market, thus securing the monopoly position of the second company in the RA market and contributing to the maintenance of discriminatory prices set by the latter, thus causing sibstaintial damage to the legal interests of the State.
On 21.11.2019 taking into custody was selected as a measure of restriction with regard to Artur Tonoyan.
Based on the interests of the preliminary investigation, the RA Special Investigation Service refrains from providing further details at this stage of the criminal investigation
The 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