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 Friday, February 14 2020 14:58
Karina Manukyan

In  case of Vahagn Vermishyan, six more persons are charged

In  case of Vahagn Vermishyan, six more persons are charged

ArmInfo. In the criminal case against the head of the Committee for Urban Development of Armenia Vahagn Vermishyan, six more persons were charged. Based on the court decision, a preventive measure of 2 months of detention was applied  to three of them, the National Security Service reports.

As previously reported, Vermishyan, using official authority,  contrary to state interests and having agreed with several  developers, received five bribes in the amount of 1 to 2.5 million  drams in exchange for making the necessary construction decisions. To  hide the receipt of bribes, Vermishyan opened a company conducting  design work and registered it in the name of one of his relatives.  For receiving projects, the official sent to her the developers with  whom he worked.

In addition, in October 2019, Vermishyan met with the owner of  several construction companies, whom he promised to introduce him to  the title of Honored Builder of Armenia. In exchange, he received $ 5  thousand and building materials for about the same amount. Three of  the suspects, including the chairman of the commission, were arrested  by the NSS within the framework of the criminal case. The official  who received the bribe confessed to the crime. The investigation is  ongoing. 

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