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A case of causing material damage of 638.179.090 AMD to the Yerevan community by abusing official position of the officials of Yerevan Municipality, was revealed
2020-07-24

On the basis of combination of sufficient evidence obtained during the preliminary investigation of the criminal case investigated by the RA Special Investigation Service,  N.T. was charged with article 308, part 2 and article 314, part 1 of the RA Criminal Code on July 23, 2020, for the commitment of the criminal acts, that, being the secretary of the commission for organizing and holding public bids (tenders, auctions) of state-community-owned lands of Yerevan Municipality, he used his official position against the interests of the service, together with a number of officials included in the same commission based on personal interests, and with the instigation of Ruben Hayrapetyan, father’s name Rafik,  former chairman of the Football Federation of Armenia union of legal entities.

 According to the charge, on January 14, 2015, N.T. attached auction participation bids on three plots of lands in Avan, Acharyan Street, Yerevan city, to the auction packages, after which on January 19, 2015 with a group of people he fabricated protocols of sessions on selling the community lands of commission for organizing and holding public bids (tenders, auctions) of state-community-owned lands of Yerevan Municipality through auction, being official documents, as a result of which the mentioned plots were alienated to persons affiliated with Ruben Hayrapetyan, through formal auction, at prices significantly lower than market prices, due to which Yerevan community was caused damage in especially large amount of 638.179.090 AMD, which negligently caused severe consequences.

Thus, N.T. and other officials authorized to alienate the property of Yerevan Municipality, based on personal interests of making the abovementioned lands with total area of 26,955 square meters at Avan, Acharyan, Yerevan city, the property of Ruben Hayrapetyan, used their official position against the interests of the service, in other words, N. T. did not take measures to publish a notice on the auction of the plots of land on Acharyan Street, Yerevan city, on the website of public notices of the Republic of Armenia (www.azdarar.am).

Besides, in order to create the illusion of organizing public auctions, N.T. attached the applications of the persons affiliated with Ruben Hayrapetyan on participation in the auction of the lands on January 14, 2015, in the terms of their non-appearance to the Yerevan Municipality.

Then, in gross violation of the requirements set by the decision of the Mayor of Yerevan with regard to the procedure on holding an auction, in the terms of absence of auction participants, on January 19, 2015, N.T. together with the members of the commission, drafted and circulated an official document – false protocols of commission for organizing and holding public bids (tenders, auctions) of state-community-owned lands of Yerevan Municipality on selling the community lands by auction.

On the basis of the mentioned false protocols, and based on the decision of the Mayor of Yerevan, by purchase and sale agreement signed on January 26, 2015, the normal processes of alienation of the property owned by the community were disrupted – lands with market price of 808.000.000 AMD were alienated at 169.820.910 AMD only, as a result of which the Yerevan community was caused material loss in the especially large amount of 638.179.090 AMD, which caused serious consequences through negligence.

On July 23, 2020 taking into custody was applied as a measure of restriction against N. T.

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.