ArmInfo.The employees of the National Security Service of Armenia revealed another case of receiving a large bribe on the part of officials of the State Revenue Committee (SRC RA).
So, according to the press service of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia received by ArmInfo, thanks to the operational-investigative measures taken by the department's employees, it was possible to identify another case of abuse of official duties and giving and taking bribes on an especially large scale.
In particular, the two chief inspectors of the Department of Comprehensive Tax Inspections of the SRC of the RA, being officials vested with the functions of a representative of the authorities, on the instructions of the head of the aforementioned department for selfish purposes, did not fulfill their official obligations to conduct a comprehensive tax audit in one of the business entities, thus turning a blind eye "to serious violations committed by the above beneficiary, thereby creating favorable conditions for concealing the offense and allowing new violations, and thus causing serious damage to the state.
The above officials, by prior agreement, for failure to fulfill one's official obligations in March 2020 demanded and received from the owner of the aforementioned business entity as a bribe equivalent to 14.807.400 drams or $ 30 thousand, part of which, namely 4,000,000, were received by one of the inspectors on the 15 km of the Yerevan-Sevan highway on March 20 of the current year under the supervision of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia from the director of the LLC, after which the above persons were caught red-handed.
A criminal case has been instituted. On suspicion of committing a crime 4 persons were detained. The head of the economic entity admitted giving a bribe. The inspectors were charged, the arrest was selected as a measure of restraint. The preliminary investigation continues to identify all participants in the crime.