ArmInfo.On the fact of embezzlement on an especially large scale and corruption abuses committed in the period from 2007 to 2015 during the construction process of the "Armavir" criminal-executive institution a criminal case was instituted.
The RA Prosecutor General's Office examined the documents compiled on the basis of studies on the construction of the "Armavir" criminal-executive institution under the RA Ministry of Justice in 2007- 2015.
It turned out that the commission, created by order of the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia after the construction work, accepted the "Armavir" criminal-executive institution on January 20, 2016. In order to carry out design and estimate work for the services of LLC recognized as the winner of the competition, 119 .000.000 drams were paid from the state budget, and 9.827.762.139 drams were paid to the company that carried out the construction work.
On July 20, 2019, a commission was created at "Armavir" criminal-executive institution, which conducted an actual inventory at the Penitentiary Institution and design estimates and accounting documents. As a result, it turned out that the doors installed in the "Armavir" criminal-executive institution building, mounted pumps, and water heaters do not correspond to the data reflected in the design and estimate documentation, contracts, agreements, and executive acts. At the same time, the damage caused to the state only in terms of doors equipped with special locks installed in the cells of the institution amounted to about 48 million drams.
The actual data indicate that the employees of the company who completed the construction work performed the work incompletely, in particular, property was found that did not meet the quality of the design and estimate documents, and the competent officials of the criminal executive department of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, in fact, accepted unfulfilled, inappropriate job requirements. Given that the materials compiled in connection with the studies conducted at the "Armavir" criminal- executive institution of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia contain information containing evidence of a crime.
Employees of the company, who carried out construction work at the "Armavir" criminal-executive institution of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, with obvious fraud, committed theft on an especially large scale from the state budget of the Republic of Armenia. A criminal case was instituted on the grounds of official forgery in the Department for Supervision of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA General Prosecutor's Office on the grounds of especially large-scale fraud, abuse of official powers of persons performing organizational and administrative, administrative and business functions in state structures, and under the heading forgery. The investigation of the case was entrusted to the RA Special Investigation Service.