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Hrayr Tovmasyan’s former driver is charged for assisting Mihran Poghosyan, former head of the Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service of the RA Ministry of Justice to embezzle above 5 mln. AMD from the state funds
2020-08-07

Based on the sufficient evidence obtained in the criminal case investigated by the RA Special Investigation Service, A. H. was charged with committing a publicly dangerous act provided for in article 38-179 (part 3, clause 1) of the RA Criminal Code, for in 2011-2015 he assisted Mihran Poghosyan, who that time held the post of the head of  Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service of the RA Ministry of Justice, to embezzle especially large amount of  AMD 5,712,550 from the state  funds, by means of squandering.  

According to the charge, A. H., actually fulfilling the duties of driver of Hrayr Tovmasyan, the RA Minister of Justice, on April 22, 2011 submitted a job application to Mihran Poghosyan, the head of the Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service of the RA Ministry of Justice. Being aware that A. H. was actually the Minister’s driver, the latter signed relevant employment contracts with A. H.  on the basis of the submitted documents, first in2011-2015 he was appointed as a security officer of the Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, then as a first-class consultant of the IT implementation and system automation  department of the same structure, and then as a compulsory executor of the Shengavit department of Yerevan city, at the same time, sending him to operative department of compulsory execution.

A. H. did not go to work during the above-mentioned period, and received AMD 5.712.550 calculated on his name and withdrawn from the state budget, in the form of salary and other financial form disbursed from the RA state budget for the Compulsory Service without fulfilling his duties according to the held positions; this he assisted Mihran Poghosyan to embezzle large amounts of money from the state budget by means of squandering.

A. H. pleaded guilty in the charge, compensated a part of the damage caused to the state and  expressed readiness to compensate the damage in full.

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.