ArmInfo. The defense side intends to appeal the decision on the arrest of the RA Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Gevorg Loretsyan. According to information provided by lawyer Levon Sahakyan, Loretsyan does not agree with the prosecution, and hopes for an honest investigation.
On December 4 this year, on suspicion of receiving bribes on an especially large scale, the 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 also is the actual leader of a number of supplier companies were detained.
The deputy minister, in exchange for supporting the aforementioned business entity in obtaining 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. As a preventive measure against Loretsyan, his driver and the head of the football club, an arrest of 2 months was chosen.