Tuesday, February 19 2019 14:28
Asya Balayan

A large-scale case of fraud has been revealed in the Yerevan State  Institute of Theatre and Cinematography 

A large-scale case of fraud has been revealed in the Yerevan State  Institute of Theatre and Cinematography 

ArmInfo.The Prosecutor General's Office of Armenia revealed another case of abuse, this time at the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography (YSITC). 

According to the materials of the case, university officials from  2012 to the present day, using their authority for mercenary motives,  forged official documents and committed fraud on a large scale.

In particular, in the period from 2012-2016 the acting rectors of  YSITC alternately, by their orders, appointed vice-rectors for  inter-university work and international cooperation as a lecturer in  English.  However, the latter, in fact, did not fulfill the duties  imposed on him by the order of an English teacher, nevertheless,  receiving a salary of 3,500,410 drams for this period, which was  appropriated by the university management.

In fact, on September 14, 2018, a criminal case was opened in the  Armenian police on Article 179, part 3 (Assignment or embezzlement on  a large scale). On February 8, 2019, former rector of the YSITC  D.  M., he was charged with two crime episodes stipulated by part 1 of  Article 308 of the RA Criminal Code. In relation to the latter, a  preventive measure was chosen - a recognizance not to leave. On  February 11, 2019, another former rector of the same institute was  charged under clause 1 of part 3 of Article 179 of the RA Criminal  Code. In relation to the latter, a preventive measure was chosen - a  recognizance not to leave. The latter, on February 15, 2019, was  invited to the Prosecutor's Office of the Kentron and Nork Marash  administrative districts, where he was offered to compensate for the  damage caused to the interests of the state voluntarily. As a result,  on February 16, according to the payment order of administrative  districts, he transferred 3,500 410 drams to the deposit account of  the prosecutor's office, thereby restoring the damage caused to the  state. The preliminary investigation is ongoing.

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