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Charge Pressed against Head of Shengavit Territorial Agency of Social Assistance

18.08.2018 14:25

In the framework of the criminal case investigated in the Investigative Division of Shengavit administrative district of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee charge was pressed against the head of Territorial Agency of Shengavit Social Assistance of Yerevan Mayor’s Hall Staff for receiving illegal payment from beneficiaries.

It was earlier informed that reports were received from citizens on apparent abuses committed in Shengavit Territorial Agency of Social Assistance, on demanding money from beneficiaries by those in charge.

11 criminal cases were initiated which were received in the proceeding of the RA IC Investigative Division of Shengavit administrative district of Yerevan Investigative Department. The mentioned criminal cases were joint in one proceeding to provide the comprehensive, complete and objective investigation.

In the result of necessary investigatory and other procedural actions data were obtained on the allegation that in order to do actions in favor of beneficiaries within the social assistance project, not to stop the benefits as prescribed by law money was demanded from beneficiaries or their relatives by the employees of the service. 9 of those having committed the alleged crime were identified.

Pursuant to data obtained through investigation the current head of Shengavit Territorial Agency of Social Assistance, who was formerly the deputy head of the same agency, from February 1, 2012 to October 2, 2014 demanded illegal payment from citizens to do actions in favor of them within the social assistance project.  

On the base of the obtained evidence on August 17 charge was pressed against the head of Shengavit Territorial Agency of Social Assistance according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 311.1 (2 counts).

On the same day a motion was submitted to court to choose detention as a pretrial measure against her. The motion was sufficed. At the same time the use of alternative pretrial measure against her was considered permissible and 1.5 million AMD was set as a bail amount.

Let us remind that charge was pressed against 8 more people within the mentioned criminal case.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing. Necessary investigatory actions are conducted to clarify the frame of those related to apparent abuses and to personalize the actions of each of them.

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


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