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Two former heads of Artashat division of the Police are charged for abuse of official position and committed official fraud
2020-06-05

By the combination of sufficient evidence obtained during the preliminary investigation of the criminal case investigated by the Special Investigation Service of RA, it was substantiated that A. Hovhannisyan and A. Harutyunyan, who held the position of the head of the Artashat division of the RA Police in different years, based on personal interest, used their official position against the interests of the service and committed official fraud.

According to the charge, A. Harutyunyan while holding the position of the head of Artashat division of Ararat marz department of the Police in 2016, and A. Hovhannisyan holding the same position throughout 2016-2019, were well aware that the police officer of the division headed by them failed to appear in the service since the day he was appointed, instead he carried out activities out of his duties  - he acted as a driver to the official of the General Department of fight against organized crime of the RA Police

Based on personal interests to assist the mentioned police officer A. Hovhannisyan and A. Harutyunyan, used the official position against the interests of the service: they didn’t register and did not process cases of failure of the service by the latter for disrespectful reasons, then they approved the salary list of officers of Artashat Division of the Police, which included the name of the said police officer, who didn’t appear to service for disrespectful reasons, by putting their signatures thereon. Based on the mentioned list the monthly financing of the officers of Artashat division of the RA Police was carried out, due to which the state was caused material loss in the amount of around 4 million AMD, which was completely restored during the preliminary investigation.

A. Hovhannisyan and A. Harutyunyan are charged with parts 1 of articles 314 and article 308 of the RA Criminal Code for commitment of the above-mentioned offences. The preliminary investigation of the criminal case against them 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.