ArmInfo. The National Security Service of Armenia, as a result of operational-search and investigative measures, revealed the fact of the appropriation of a large sum of money by two members of the Chamber of Lawyers of Armenia. They provided legal services to convicts in one of the penitentiary institutions of the Ministry of Justice of Armenia. Using their trust and through a bribe in the amount of 7 thousand dollars, they promised to resolve the issue with the help of <competent employee of the Court of Appeal> regarding the conditional serving of their further punishment.
Having received the money by fraud, lawyers already under the control of the operational units of the NSS appropriated the entire amount. Security officers managed to find $ 6,800 in the home of one of the lawyers.
A criminal case has been opened. Lawyers were detained and interrogated as suspects. During interrogation, they pleaded guilty. The investigation continues.