Wednesday, April 24 2019 11:48
Naira Badalian

Russian court arrested former head of the Judicial Acts Compulsory  Enforcement Service of Armenia

Russian court arrested former head of the Judicial Acts Compulsory  Enforcement Service of Armenia

ArmInfo. The Russian court granted the request for the arrest of Mihran Poghosyan for 40 days. The adviser to the Prosecutor General of Armenia, Gor Abrahamyan informed on his Facebook page.

"As a result of the cooperation, the prosecutor's offices of Armenia  and Russia today the Russian court granted the petition from the  Russian prosecutor's office to arrest Mihran Poghosyan for 40 days to  discuss his extradition to Armenia," Abrahamyan wrote yesterday.   Earlier, on April 21, it became known that the former head of the  Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service of Armenia Mihran  Poghosyan was detained in Karelia (RF). The Prosecutor General's  Office of Armenia has sent the relevant documents to the competent  authorities of the Russian Federation for his extradition.  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.

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