ArmInfo.At that moment, armed officers of the National Security Service of Armenia broke into the mansion of the former head of the Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service, former lawmaker Mihran Poghosyan and carried out a search there. This is stated in the message of the Poghosyan office.
According to the report, another armed group of National Security Service officers is currently conducting a search in Poghosyan's former office. The office of Mihran Poghosyan regards the actions of the National Security Service as another manifestation of political persecution against the former head of Compulsory Enforcement Service, which started after his statements to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during the entourage of the parliament in October 2018. According to the statement, the current actions of the National Security Service followed yesterday's response from Poghosyan to the head of the National Security Service, Artur Vanetsyan.
To note, after Vanetsyan's statement that the National Security Service was informed about Poghosyan's whereabouts abroad, the former head of the Compulsory Enforcement Service made a statement in which he noted that the special services were of course informed about his whereabouts, since he himself had informed them about it. In his statement, Poghosyan has already publicly indicated the specific address of his residence in Moscow.
To recall, Mihran Poghosyan is accused of abuse of power and theft of property on a large scale. According to the prosecution, Mihran Poghosyan, from June 11,2008 occupying the position of chief enforcement officer of the judicial acts of the Republic of Armenia, appointed the person who ensured his personal safety as the first category consultant of the compulsory enforcement department, while his personal driver was appointed the leading adviser of the same department.
They did not attended work, instead they carried out personal orders of Mihran Poghosyan, however they received a total of salary and bonuses in the amount of 44,199,463 drams.
In addition, Mihran Poghosyan, using his official position, concluded contracts for the purchase of goods and the provision of services with organizations managed by himself through proxies. Thus, during 2011- 2016 using the state funds entrusted to him for the needs of Compulsory Enforcement Service, Poghosyan purchased 32 BYD cars with a total value of 211.158.000 drams from the Ketrin Group company, founded by him. Moreover, according to the NSS, 20 out of 32 cars were purchased at a price of 20,000,000 drams higher than the real value of their sale, as a result of which property damage in especially large amounts was caused to the legitimate interests of the state.
Moreover, in 2011, Mihran Poghosyan, through the citizens of foreign countries, founded the business companies Hopkinten Trading Incorporated and Sigtem Real Estate Incorporated in Panama, and in October of the same year instead of foreign directors of companies with his direct participation in relevant positions appointed persons close to him. Then Mihran Poghosyan participated in the management of the aforementioned organizations registered in the Panamanian offshore zone through trustees, as a result of which the latter founded other companies in Armenia, including Best Realty LLC.
Mihran Poghosyan, taking advantage of his office, and providing benefits and preferences, protected the above mentioned organization, actually managing it from April 2014, concluded in 2014-2016 an agreement on real estate and movable property evaluation with the Compulsory Enforcement Service he headed, as a result 43.890.000 AMD was paid out by the Service to the indicated organization. To note, in response to the NSS statement about the initiation of the case against Poghosyan, yesterday his office he made another statement, in which it was noted that the current authorities had tried to force public to believe in legend that there are 800 mln USD on Poghosyan's accounts, and so far in vain. The Office recalls in an offshore scandal, the case was started under the previous authorities. And then, and now, the same investigator held the case, and after a year of investigation of the crime, he never found it. And it turns out that $ 800 million attributed to Poghosyan is a fiction that was aimed at denigrating his name and reputation. For a long time, the public was told that hundreds of millions of dollars had accumulated as a result of offshore operations on Poghosyan's accounts. Meanwhile, the same International Bank, allegedly involved in these operations, denied this fact. However, this important circumstance was ignored. And today, not finding anything in the framework of the "offshore scandal", MihranPoghosyan was credited with a new accusation - wasting several million drams, Pogosyan's office notes, adding that the current authorities are aiming not to achieve justice, but to ascribe charges to him at any cost. At the same time, the Poghosyan office emphasizes that Mihran Poghosyan will fight for the restoration of justice by all legal means.