ArmInfo. On September 19, Kochar Khachatryan, head of the procurement department of the administrative and economic administration of the NA apparatus, was detained on suspicion of embezzlement of financial resources by abuse of official position, the press service of the PR and Media Department of the RA Investigative Committee reported.
According to available information, Khachatryan is the godfather of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court Hrayr Tovmasyan.
According to the source, in a criminal case being investigated in the investigative department of the Arabkir district of the RA IC, a number of circumstances have been clarified on the fact that the supplies to the National Assembly of copper-zinc alloy medals, instead of silver. Kochar Khachatryan was detained on this fact.
<On June 24, 2019 from a member of the Legal Service Department of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, the Arabkir Police Department of the Republic of Armenia received a message that, from September to December 2016, instead of the silver medals and commemorative medals of the National Assembly, medals from another metal were delivered, thus , causing property damage>, the report said.
On this fact, a criminal case was instituted in the Arabkir Police Department of the Republic of Armenia on the grounds of fraud on an especially large scale. To conduct a preliminary investigation, the case was sent to the investigative department of the administrative district of Arabkir in Yerevan and taken into proceedings.
According to preliminary data, the employees of the National Assembly's apparatus, who used their official position contrary to the interests of the service, in 2015-2017, who deliberately ignored a number of provisions of the RA Law "On Procurements", procured the <honorary medal of the National Assembly of the RA> and <commemorative medal of the President of the National Assembly RA>. The purchase was made from one person. Medals, according to technical specifications, were supposed to be made of silver with gold plating.
During the preliminary investigation, all available documents on the above purchases were seized, personal files of employees who took part in the procedures, invoices on them, documents on entry and exit from the warehouse territory, all medals were removed from the warehouse of the National Assembly.
As a result of the investigative actions, factual data was obtained on the theft of AMD 9.359.083 in especially large amounts by the head of the department of material and technical support of the Department of affairs of the National Assembly (previously the head of the department of material and technical support of the Department of affairs).
In order to clarify circumstances of significant importance in the criminal case, an examination was appointed, which concluded that these medals were made of a copper-zinc alloy coated with an external layer of gold.
Necessary investigative steps are taken to ensure a comprehensive, objective and complete investigation of all the circumstances of the case.