ArmInfo. In the framework of the criminal case investigated by the RA Special Investigation Service, the former chief compulsory executor of judicial acts, Mihran Poghosyan, was also charged as a defendant for committing a criminal offense, namely for the legalization of property on a particularly large scale obtained by criminal means.
This was reported by the press service of the NSS. To note, earlier Mihran Poghosyan was charged with illegal business. After the change of power, he left Armenia and went to Russia. The Prosecutor General's Office of Armenia sent the relevant documents to the competent authorities of the Russian Federation for extradition, however, according to information received from the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation, the application was rejected.
Thus, Mihran Poghosyan, as a result of illegal participation in entrepreneurial activity, with the aim of concealing, distorting the real source of origin of 1,190,000 US dollars and legalizing the proceeds of crime, as well as due to non-payment of taxes in especially large amounts by Catherine Group company, in fact managed by him and other organizations affiliated with it, he documented these amounts as a loan for transferring to the bank account of Catherine Group LLC and using it to repay current obligations, including credit obligations of the company.
In particular, in accordance with the formal agreement concluded on May 11, 2015 between Poghosyan and Catherine Group LLC, under the guise of providing temporary financial assistance, he provided Catherine Group with cash in the amount of US $ 500,000, after which on May 11 and 26, $ 200,000, equivalent to 96,000,000 AMD, and 300,000 US dollars, equivalent to 143,700,000 AMD, were transferred to the bank account of the Catherine Group company actually owned by it.
In addition, a person authorized by Poghosyan transferred USD 690,000 to the bank account of Catherine Group equivalent to 329.130.000 drams of RA on the basis of an interest-free loan agreement concluded on May 23, 2015 between the company actually managed by Poghosyan, registered in the offshore zone of the Republic of Panama and Catherine Group LLC.
By the above actions, Poghosyan hid the real source of origin of 1,190,000 US dollars acquired as a result of his participation in illegal business activities, thereby legitimizing them. The investigation in this case continues.