ArmInfo. In relation to the ex-mayor of Yerevan, Taron Margaryan, another criminal case has been initiated in connection with the previously published video on the property belonging to him. The director of the National Security Service (NSS) of Armenia, Artur Vanetsian, told journalists this October 16.
According to Vanetsyan, earlier Taron Margaryan was interrogated in the framework of the criminal case on abuses in the "Yerevan" Foundation and admitted that there were certain omissions in the activities of the Foundation. At the same time, the director of the fund <Yerevan> pledged to compensate the amount of 1 billion 810 million drams. The sum of one billion has already been paid, the remaining 810 million drams will be returned to the state in the near future.
After paying the full amount, Taron Margaryan will be discharged. The head of the National Security Service recalled that from the first day of his appointment he stated that he was not inclined to "put people on the line" and "fill the prisons". "If a person has made financial abuses and is ready to return the money, then I think it will be more effective if they are returned to the state budget," the head of the National Security Council said. As for the new criminal case against the ex-head of the metropolitan administration, then, according to the head of the National Security Service, the investigation of the property acquired by him continues. "If it is justified that it was acquired illegally, you can be sure that this will take a turn," he said. In June of this year. The video <Taron Margaryan: surroundings, mansions and millions> appeared in the network, in which the property registered in the name of Taron Margaryan and his mother, worth millions of dollars, is shown, and this is only a part of Margaryan property. Recall that in the framework of the case of abuse in the Yerevan Foundation, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of which was ex-mayor Taron Margaryan, on June 14, the deputy head of the administrative district Davitashen Khachatur Karapetyan and the head of the foundation Ashot Khazaryan were detained. However, the court of first instance decided to release Karapetyan and Khazaryan from custody. A day earlier, the NSS press center reported that from VG citizens. and A.H. a signal was received that officials of the mayoralty for granting permission for building up and registration of rights to property, in addition to the payments established by law, demanded to transfer large sums to the accounts of the Yerevan Foundation. During the preparation of the materials, it turned out that, under the above pretext, part of the money received at hand was not deposited into the account of the fund, but was appropriated. A criminal case was initiated on the basis of reports of a crime under Part 2 of Article 308 (abuse of power, which negligently led to serious consequences) and 1.1 Part 2 of Article 178 (fraud committed through the use of official position).