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.