The Special Investigation Service has finished the preliminary investigation of a criminal case initiated according to the RA Criminal Code, Article 179, part 3, point 1 and Article 314, part 1.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that during the implementation of the “State support programs for providing RA land users with low-cost diesel fuel 2012-2013” approved by the RA Government decisions, Tigran Virabyan, former head of Agriculture and Nature Protection Department of Ararat Regional Municipality, falsified official documents by abuse of official position and committed large-scale embezzlement of public funds.
Detention was chosen as a precautionary measure against the accused, Tigran Virabyan, at the pretrial stage of the criminal case.
Having completed the preliminary investigation, the investigator has submitted the criminal case with the bill of indictment to the prosecutor supervising the proceedings to be confirmed and sent to court.
Notice: A person suspected or accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proved guilty in the procedure established by the Criminal Procedure Code of RA by the effective court judgement.