ArmInfo. The court of general jurisdiction will again consider the issue of the arrest of the head of the Prosperous Armenia Party Gagik Tsarukyan. Tsarukyan"s lawyer Smbat Minasyan told this in an interview with ArmInfo correspondent.
The lawyer emphasized that the decision was made by the Criminal Appeal Court, chaired by Judge Mkhitar Papoyan. He also emphasized that, in fact, the court did not satisfy the prosecution's request for the arrest of Tsarukyan. , Minasyan concluded. It should be noted that the prosecutor's office appealed in the Court of Appeal the decision of the trial court to refuse to applyarrest as a measure of restraint against Tsarukyan.
To recall, Tsarukyan was charged in three criminal cases. According to the investigation, the leadership and other members of the Prosperous Armenia party, in accordance with well-developed schemes, distributed hundreds of millions of drams of election bribes in 2017, and this was done under the pretext of charity. In another case, Tsarukyan's companies were involved in the organization of the casino's illegal activities, resulting in damage to the state of $ 60 million. Another criminal case concerns a company associated with Tsarukyan, which illegally appropriated land, and the state suffered damage of 342 million drams (about 685 thousand dollars).