Tuesday, October 22 2019 14:48
Karina Manukyan

Former Minister Gurgen Sargsyan was arrested

Former Minister Gurgen Sargsyan was arrested

ArmInfo.On October 22, the Criminal Court of Appeal, having examined the appeal of the Prosecutor's Office, discharged a court order of first instance on  the release of former Minister of Transport and Communications of the  Republic of Armenia Gurgen Sargsyan on bail.  The accused in the  construction of the North-South  Road Corridor project, Sargsyan was  detained.

Gurgen Sargsyan held the post of Minister of Transport and  Communications from 2008 to 2010. Then he changed his field of  activity, becoming the managing Stones LLC - one of the  subcontractors in the construction work of the North-South  Road  Corridor project.

To recall, in the framework of the preliminary investigation in the  criminal case instituted over the abuses committed during the  implementation of the North-South road corridor construction program,  the executive director of the Multi Group Concern was detained on  charges of financial fraud. The total amount of written-off funds of  unpaid taxes, together with fines, is 2.733.171.489 drams. The charge  was also brought against the two coordinators of work at Stones LLC  Suren Avakyan and Gurgen Sargsyan. A total of 15 accused are in the  case. Gurgen Sargsyan was charged under part 3 of Article 38-189 of  the Criminal Code, paragraph 1 of part 3 of Article 38-190 of the  Criminal Code and part 2 of Article 38-205 of the Criminal Code.

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