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Within Criminal Case on Apparent Abuses Committed within Implementation of «North-South Road» Program Charge Pressed against Chief Contractor Company Director, Also Cases of Money Laundering Found

13.08.2019 12:54

Preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated on apparent abuses committed within implementation of «North-South Road» program is ongoing in General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee.

In the result of investigatory and other procedural actions of great volume conducted within the criminal case data were obtained on swindling 871 million AMD tantamount to 1.8 million USD through signing and confirming fake payment certificates with supplementary, data on the work more than done actually committed by the director of chief contractor Spanish company which implemented construction work at Transh 1 and Transh 2 parts of «North-South Road» program together with the head of the team of French company carrying out technical supervision.

On the base of the obtained evidence a decision was made to involve the director of chief contractor company as a defendant according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 178 of RA Criminal Code, detention was chosen as a pretrial measure against him. Considering that the latter is not in the RA search was declared against him. It was earlier informed that charge was pressed against the head of the team of French company, as well.

Besides, in the result of investigatory and procedural joint actions of great volume conducted by the officers of the Investigative Committee and National Security Service data were obtained on money laundering between the contractor and subcontractor companies while implementing the program, a clearly set scheme was disclosed through which the money obtained in a criminal way in the result of the preceding crimes was legitimized.

At this stage of investigation of cases on money laundering between the contractor and subcontractor companies while implementing the program charges were pressed against two directors of subcontractor companies, a decision was made to involve the person who has organized this as a defendant and search was declared against him.

Necessary measures are taken to find out all circumstances of the case, the whole frame of those related to it.

Considering that the volume of the mentioned criminal case is unprecedented the investigative body consistently goes on with preliminary investigation cooperating with other law enforcement bodies to provide the comprehensive, objective and complete investigation, to reveal those having committed the apparent crime and to bring them to liability.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing.

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.

 

 


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