ArmInfo.At the request of the Armenian side in the Republic of Karelia, the former MP from the Republican Party, former head of the Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service of Armenia Mihran Poghosyan was detained. This information was confirmed by the press secretary of the Special Investigative Service of Armenia Marina Ohandzhanyan.
Earlier, on April 18, armed officers of the National Security Service of Armenia conducted searches in Mihran Poghosyan's mansion and former office.
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.