ArmInfo. In the Special Investigation Service, the preliminary investigation on the guilt of V.M. and A.D. within the framework of the criminal case on the fact of receiving a bribe in a particularly large scale, the ex-deputy and former Minister of Environment of Armenia Aram Harutyunyan.
According to the press service of the SSS, on the basis of the facts received, evidence was obtained that Harutyunyan, as a leading employee in the executive branch of Armenia, with the assistance of people close to him, took a bribe in a large scale, and then legalized property in a particularly large scale, received by criminal means. Harutyunyan is charged with a criminal case on grounds of paragraph 2 of part 4 of article 311st (receiving a bribe on a large scale), as well as legalizing proceeds from crime, under point 1 of part 3 of article 190- (Legalization of illegally acquired income on a large scale).
"The investigation received sufficient evidence that VM and A.D. assisted Harutyunyan in accepting bribes on a particularly large scale. In particular, according to the accusation, VM had a close relationship with Arutyunyan for a long time, in early 2008 informed that the latter demanded large amounts of money from the entrepreneur S.Kh.Kh. ($ 14 million) and was able to receive part of the amount in the UAE via bank transfer. V.M. opened an account in the UAE and transferred all the necessary data to Arutyunyun for receiving the first part of a bribe in the amount of $ 8 million. Then, according to the agreement, at the suggestion of businessman S. Kh., An Arab organization registered in the UAE on February 7, 2008 transferred $ 8 million to the specified account owned by RA citizen A. D., who permanently resided in the Emirates. Then, A.D., the above amount is equivalent to 797.918.520 Armenian drams (9.499.030 dirhams) and the equivalent 769.125.000 (9.156.250 dirham) listed to Arutyunyan's relatives, including to the account of V.M. The village of this, V.M., as well as others close to Aram Harutyunyan cashed out some of the money and disposed of them at the direction of Harutyunyan, the rest of the funds were transferred to the account of Harutyunyan at the National Bank in Abu Dhabi, "the message of the CCC states.
The department also noted that V.M. in order to conceal the real sources of funds that had been transferred to his account through criminal means and to give them legitimacy, on the proposal of Harutyunyan, on March 23, 2011, transferred these funds to the Swiss account of an international organization. "Harutyunyan, in turn, also transferred his funds to the same bank account, periodically transferring funds from this account to the company of his associate in Armenia. In this connection, V.M. was charged on the grounds of paragraph 2 of clause 4 of article 38- 31 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia and paragraph 1 of Article 3 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia.
HELL. charged on the grounds of paragraph 2 of part 4 of article. 38-31 of the RA Criminal Code. As a preventive measure against V.M. elected arrest. Preliminary investigation in part V.M. and A.D. completed. The case with the indictment was sent to the prosecutor with the mediation of sending him to the court, "the RA Investigation Committee said.
As previously reported, Arutyunyan, who held the post of Minister of Ecology from June 8, 2007, and who headed the interdepartmental commission for issuing special licenses for research on the use of mineral resources, from businessman S.O. he demanded and, through mediation, received a bribe of 4.2 billion drams ($ 14 million) to assist in obtaining licenses for the exploration and exploitation of 10 fields, as well as for extending the terms of exploration in the future.
Aram Harutyunyan is wanted. The SSS investigator submitted to the court of general jurisdiction of Yerevan a petition for applying arrest as a preventive measure against him. The investigation continues.