ArmInfo.The National Security Service of Armenia revealed another case of abuse of official position in local self-government bodies and embezzlement on an especially large scale through the appropriation of property.
According to the press service of the NSS of the RA, due to operational investigative data, factual information was obtained that the head of one of the capital's communities, and then the mayor, based on his personal interests when using his official position to the detriment of his official interests, appropriated large real estate in Yerevan worth 233,470,000 drams, namely a kindergarten on Tamanyan street in Yerevan.
The NSS noted that in violation of the existing procedures and provisions of the law, through the official forgery and on the basis of an illegal decision of the Council of Elders of December 25, 2008, the process of reorganizing the kindergarten and merging with another kindergarten was ensured with a view to its subsequent assignment.
"And on March 16, 2009, being the mayor of Yerevan and in order to complete the criminal intent, he changed the practical value of the aforementioned territory with a total area of 228.3 square meters and included it in non-residential fund as a territory intended for public services.
And then, this property was disposed of at a reduced price of 23.120.000 drams, and already on February 2, 2011, through the purchase and sale agreement, it was registered in the name of the father of the above official. The transaction value amounted to 24,000,000 drams. Then, the territory on basis of a testament- deed of gift was reissued as a property on the offical's son name. As a result of these acts, damage to the state was caused in the amount of 233.470.000 drams, "the National Security Service said.
The department also informed that a criminal case had been instituted on the fact, the aforementioned person was involved as an accused. "Considering the fact that the above-mentioned person left the territory of Armenia, he was put on the wanted list. The court chose the arrest as a preventive measure against him. The preliminary investigation is ongoing. At the same time, evidence was obtained about the alienation and appropriation of 27 other immovable property. All measures are being taken both to identify the accused, and to clarify all participants in the scheme, and to bring them to justice in all the strictness of the law, " the National Security Service informs.
It should be noted that Gagik Beglaryan (popularly known as the black Gago) occupied the post of mayor of Yerevan in the above period.