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Preliminary investigation initiated on swindling committed by a former employee of police completed

26.12.2014 18:08

Preliminary investigation initiated on swindling money in large amount committed by the former employee of the police H. Poghosyan was completed in Lori Regional Investigative Department of RA Investigative Committee.
 

By the evidence obtained during the pretrial proceeding it was grounded that the former employee of traffic police of the Police adjunct to RA Government, concealing the fact that he had been dismissed from work  in May, 2012  swindled money in large amount by abusing the citizens’ confidence .
 

Through preliminary investigation 3 counts of swindling were found. During January and February, 2013 under pretext of helping to privatize the land of 1.300 square meters which was located in the village of Fioletovo of the region of Lori and in the right of property belonged to Zadorkin in the name of Samodurova by cheating and abusing the confidence of the spouses Tatyana Samodurova and Vasili Novikov repeatedly swindled from them money in large amount – 920.000 AMD.
 

 In March, 2013 at the building of Vanadzor accounting department of police located at 1 Lorva, Vanadzor, with the intent to possess another person’s property by cheating he got acquainted with Armen through his friend and presented himself as an employee of traffic police in order to inspire confidence and promising to help to receive a driving license under pretext of getting a bribe he swindled money in significant amount - 200.000 AMD.

 

In March, 2013 at the building of Vanadzor accounting department of police located at 1 Lorva, Vanadzor with the intent to possess another person’s property by cheating again through his friend he got acquainted with Edward and presented himself as an employee of traffic police in order to inspire confidence and promising to help to receive a driving license under pretext of getting a bribe he swindled money in significant amount - 200.000 AMD.
 

During preliminary investigation on 15 July, 2013 Hmayak Poghosyan was involved as a defendant according to the Point 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 178 and the Point 5 of the Part 2 of the Article 178 (2 counts) of RA Criminal Code. Detention was chosen as a pretrial measure against him and he was under pursuit.

 

On 27 August of the same year the proceeding of the criminal case was suspended based on the fact that the defendant Hmayak Poghosyan had hidden from investigation.
 

The wanted Hmayak Poghosyan was detained in the Russian Federation and was taken to Armenia on 7 August, 2014.

 

On the same day the suspended proceeding of the criminal case restarted and a charge was pressed against H. Poghosyan. The latter pleaded guilty and gave a confession.

 

On 20 December, 2014 the criminal case with the bill of indictment was sent to Prosecution Office of Lori. The prosecutor supervising the criminal case confirmed the bill of indictment and the criminal case was sent to the Court of First Instance of Lori.
 

Previously, H. Poghosyan worked in Vanadzor accounting department of Police as an inspector and on 24 May, 2012 he was found guilty for abuse of official authorities according to the Part 1 of the Article 308 of RA Criminal Code and was sentenced to 3 year imprisonment.


However, the subpoint 1 of the Point 1 of the decision “On Amnesty” made by RA National Assembly dated 19 June, 2009 was used and he was released from serving his punishment.

 

According to the Point 9 of the Part 1 of the Article 45 of the Law “On service in Police” on 24 May, 2012 Police Major H. Poghosyan was dismissed from police system.

 

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

 

 

 

 


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