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Criminal Case on Abuse of Official Position by a Number of Officials Initiated within Criminal Cases Investigated on Murders and Murder Attempts Committed from 2003 to 2018 Sent to Special Investigatory Service

15.05.2020 17:53

Within the criminal case on murders and murder attempts committed from 2003 to 2018 investigated in General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee a number of circumstances were found out.

Through investigation actual data were obtained on the allegation that on September 30, 2003 the wanted on charge of murder received Georgian citizen’s passport with fake data of another citizen from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and left for France.

In 2010 the defendant with Georgian citizen’s data applied to RA Embassy in France to receive RA citizenship and on February 17, 2011 with the same fake data submitted an application to the RA President. In this relation, а case of granting citizenship was filed in Passport and Visa Department of the RA Police and was sent to the RA National Security Service for opinion.

A response note was sent from the RA National Security Service to Passport and Visa Department of the RA Police informing that they had no objection to granting RA citizenship.

By the RA President's decree of June 20, 2011 RA citizenship with fake data was granted to the defendant and on October 31, 2011 the latter received RA citizen's passport from Passport and Visa Department of the RA Police after which from March 23, 2012 to August 24, 2016 he periodically illegally crossed the RA state border with that passport.

On November 1, 2011 through the labor contract signed with the RA Minister of Defense the defendant was employed in the RA Ministry of Defense as the head of the training unit of the military unit - Deputy Head of the School. At the same time, officer's personal case with defendant's fake data was filed in Erebuni military commissariat of the RA Ministry of Defense without documents and inspections set. From December 23, 2011 money was transferred each month to the defendant from the RA Ministry of Defense as «financial support». On June 4, 2012 by the order of the RA Minister of Defense the defendant was dismissed from service on the grounds of incompatibility with the position held. After it the RA Ministry of Defense kept on transferring money to the defendant each month until December 3, 2012. Then from April 28, 2015 to August 26, 2016 money was transferred to the defendant's account «for military needs» from the RA Ministry of Defense as well as official certificate and car of the RA Ministry of Defense were given to him which were used by him. About 9 million AMD, in total, was transferred to the defendant's account from the RA Ministry of Defense.

By the inquiry conducted during preliminary investigation it was found out that data on such an employee were not registered in the system of the RA Ministry of Defense and such a person had never served in contract positions of the RA Ministry of Defense.

On February 9, 2015 in General Department of Criminal Intelligence of the RA Police a ban was imposed on border cross of the wanted - defendant with fake data.

In February, 2015 the defendant was found in Vanadzor by the RA Police officers, however he was released without being brought to the investigative body.

On April 24, 2015 the defendant tried to leave Armenia through «Zvartnots» airport with a fake passport used by him. The latter's border crossing was suspended by the employees of the RA National Security Service and he was handed to the police officers of «Zvartnots» Division of the RA Police. However, in a few hours the wanted defendant was released from ban and on the same day the above-mentioned ban on his border crossing was abolished by the RA Police officers. 6 days after it - on April 30 the defendant left the Republic of Armenia. The defendant continued to move freely and cross the border.

Besides, in 2015 the employees of the RA National Security Service found out that the defendant with fake data was the person wanted for committing particularly grave crime, he had been in the Republic of Armenia and no measures were taken to apprehend and bring him to the investigative body.

Considering that apparent data on using official position against service interests and not implementing service duties by a number of officials of the RA Police, RA Ministry of Defense, RA National Security Service, on May 15, 2020 a criminal case was initiated according to the Part 2 of the Article 308 (abuse of official authorities) of RA Criminal Code which was sent to the RA Special Investigatory Service, according to investigatory subordination.

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

 


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