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Charge Pressed for Getting Illegal Payment by Public Servant

25.10.2019 14:30

Preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated on getting illegal payment by the chief specialist of Ijevan Territorial Agency of Social Assistance was completed in Tavush Regional Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee.

In the result of investigatory actions conducted during pretrial proceeding a number of circumstances of abuses committed by the employee of Ijevan Territorial Agency of Social Assistance were found out.

Pursuant to obtained actual data the apparent abuses had been recorded from 2010 to 2017.

Thus, the chief specialist of Ijevan Territorial Agency of Social Assistance, having authorities of paying home visits, studying social and material conditions of those persons who had applied for social assistance, presenting offer to provide social assistance, to assess the needs of those getting social assistance, to process the applications submitted by citizens, as prescribed by law, committed a number of abuses for which demanded and got illegal payment from 4 fellow villagers.

Particularly, the chief specialist of Ijevan Territorial Agency of Social Assistance got illegal payment in several amounts for doing actions within his authorities - registering the documents submitted to get benefit on time, entering false information in the official documents, presenting offer to provide social assistance while registering the data necessary to calculate social insecurity unit of the family. 

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against the employee of Ijevan Territorial Agency of Social Assistance according to the Point 2 of the Part 3 of the Article 311.1 (2 counts), the Part 1 of the Article 311.1, the Part 2 of the Article 311.1 and the Part 1 of the Article 325 of RA Criminal Code. Signature not to leave was chosen as a pretrial measure against him. A decision was made to impose a ban on the movable property registered in the latter's name.

Preliminary investigation was completed and the criminal case with the bill of indictment was sent to prosecutor supervising the legality of preliminary investigation.

It should be mentioned that during preliminary investigation charge was pressed against 4 persons for giving illegal payment to the public servant. Charge was pressed against 3 of them according to the Part 1 of the Article 312.1 and against the other according to the Part 2 of the Article 312.1 of RA Criminal Code. A decision was made to stop criminal prosecution against them based on the amnesty act.

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


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