ArmInfo. The General Prosecutor's Office of Armenia revealed cases of violations during the assessment of state property, which was alienated at a price significantly lower than the market price.
According to the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office, according to the documents of the State Property Management Committee, in 2016 a certain trading company estimated the cost of a public building with an area of 1455.5 km and a land area of 3922.64 at 119.7 million drams. As it turned out later, the permit for the assessment was issued with a number of violations, including the law on Real Estate Valuation Activities and without a service agreement.
As a result, in 2016 the country's leadership issued the State Property Management Committee permission to alienate this property by tender. In 2017, during the tender, this property was alienated for 88.7 million drams. However, in the course of the analysis submitted in 2020, by "State Property Inventory and Assessment Agency" SNCO it was found out thatthat this property was alienated for an amount almost 2 times lower than the real market price. According to the estimates of SNCO, this property in 2016 was worth 235 million drams. Thus, high-ranking government officials from the State Property Management Committee implemented the law, and thereby caused damage to the state of 146.3 million drams.
A criminal case was opened in the General Prosecutor's Office of Armenia under article 308 (Abuse of official authority, Ed.) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia. The preliminary investigation of the case was entrusted to the RA IC for the preliminary investigation.