ArmInfo. Former executive director of the Hayastan All- Armenian Fund Ara Vardanyan was released.
So, according to the decision of the capital court of general jurisdiction, Vardanyan was released on bail of 10 million drams (20.8 thousand dollars).
According to the defense of Ara Vardanyan, their client will be free immediately after the transfer of the amount of the security deposit to the court's deposit account.
It should be noted that the National Security Service of Armenia detained Vardanyan in July 2018. The latter was charged with abuse of power. However, Vardanyan was later released on bail. According to the NSS, Vardanyan admitted that he used the Fund's credit line of 25 million drams for bets at various online casinos. However, as representatives of the fund subsequently stated, Vardanyan returned the funds spent from the budget even before the intervention of law enforcement agencies.
However, on October 10 of this year, the Court of General Jurisdiction of Yerevan decided to change the measure of restraint against Ara Vardanyan, in connection with the change and the introduction of new charges against him.