On the basis of a combination of sufficient evidence obtained during the preliminary investigation of the criminal case investigated in the RA Special Investigation Service with regard to abuses during the process of road marking, installation of road signs purchase of traffic light protection services in Yerevan city, and implementation of the agreements on the mentioned services Hakob Stepanyan, the director of “Ukrinvest” Limited Liability Company is brought charge with article 178 (part 3, point 1) and article 325 (part 1) of the RA Criminal Code, for commitment of especially large scale fraud in a group, with prior consent, and use of false documents. Eduard and Gevorg Harutyunyans, who actually managed the business of the mentioned company, are charged with article 38-178 (part 3, point 1) of the RA Criminal Code for organizing especially large-scale fraud. Kostantin Kostanyan, the head Traffic Organization Control Division of the Traffic Police Service of the RA Police is charged with article 195 (part 2) of the RA Criminal Code, for conducting anti-competitive activities with the use of official position, article 308 (part 2) of the RA Criminal Code for abuse of official powers which resulted serious consequences with carelessness to the state - damage in especially large amount.
Measure of restriction in the form of signature not to leave was selected against them.
As it has already been informed, the mentioned persons were detained by the investigator of the RA Special Investigation Service on 08.06.2020 with the suspicion of committing the above-mentioned offences, and Ara Kotoghyan, Deputy Head of the Maintenance Division of the RA Police was charged with article 308 (part 2) of the RA Criminal Code, on the same day.
The damage caused by the offence in the amount of 255.824.768 AMD was fully transferred on the deposit account of the RA Special Investigation Service on 09.06.2020.
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.