ArmInfo. The detention of Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia Gevorg Loretsyan on suspicion of bribery proves the determination of the authorities in the fight against corruption. On December 5, head of the Prime Minister's office, Eduard Aghajanyan, told reporters about this.
Meanwhile, Aghajanyan urged not to rush to conclusions and, taking into account the presumption of innocence, wait for the results of the investigation. He also noted that the current authorities are quite effectively fighting corruption. "Whether it is a question of former or current representatives of the government, the position of the government remains unchanged: lawlessness should be punishable," Aghajanyan emphasized.
On December 4 of the current year, on the suspicion of receiving a bribe on an especially large scale, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia Gevorg Loretsyan, his driver, as well as the head of one of the football clubs operating in the Republic of Armenia, who is also the actual leader of a number of supplier companies, were detained.
According to the report of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia, the deputy minister, in exchange for supporting the aforementioned business entity in receiving tenders for the purchase of sportswear and equipment for the needs of entities subordinate to the Ministry, with the assistance of the driver, agreed to receive a bribe in especially large amounts.
The driver of the deputy minister was detained immediately after the transfer of part of the funds to him from the head of the economic entity. A criminal case has been instituted; Gevorg Loretsyan is detained.