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Preliminary investigation on criminal case with regard to receipt of a bribe by a former official of “Armavir” Penitentiary is over
2020-06-02

By the combination of sufficient evidence obtained during the preliminary investigation of the criminal case investigated by the RA Special Investigation Service, it was substantiated that G. S., holding the position of the head of a unit of “Armavir” penitentiary of the RA Ministry of Justice in 2018-2019, received a bribe in large amount for commitment of obvious illegal actions in favor of the detainees in the mentioned unit, for the patronage of the service, and abused his official powers.

According to the charge, in order to provide construction materials for the construction of celebration hall owned by his family, G.S. during 2019 received a bribe in large amount from the two detainees detained in the Armavir penitentiary of the RA Ministry of Justice in the form of construction materials. In particular, in order to carry out obviously illegal actions in favor of one of the detainees, including supporting the transfer of prohibited items to a penitentiary institution G. S. in April 2019 demanded from the mentioned detainee various construction products and received them as a bribe through the mediation of a person close to him.  The latter bought them on the instructions of the detainee and transferred to the celebration hall  owned by the family of G.S.

In order to commit illegal actions in favor of the other detainee, G. S. also received construction materials from him in March 2019 as a bribe, which were again transferred to the celebration hall of his family. However, G. S. did not have time to receive the next batch of construction materials, as the person transporting it was caught by the officers  of the RA National Security Service on July 11, 2019.

Besides, G. S. by using his official position against the interests of the service for the receipt of the construction materials as a bribe, assisted transfer of prohibited items to the penitentiary, failed his official duties, particularly, didn’t take measures to prevent use of a mobile phone by the detainees, and their free movement, as well as to record violations and detection of prohibited items and proceed in accordance with the law.

For committing the above-mentioned criminal acts, G. S. was charged with article 311 (part 3 point 3) and article 308 (part 1) of the RA Criminal Code. The preliminary investigation of the criminal case against him is over. The case was handed over to the supervising prosecutor with an indictment, with a request to confirm it and send it to 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.