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Charge Pressed against Italian Citizen for Attempt to Give Bribe; Case Sent to Court

16.08.2019 18:45

Preliminary investigation of the part separated from the criminal case investigated in the RA Special Investigatory Service on attempt to give bribe to an official of Investigative Department of the RA State Revenue Committee by a citizen of Italy was completed in the Division of Investigation of Grave Crimes of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee.

Pursuant to data obtained during pretrial proceeding 57 year-old citizen of Italy with the help of an LLC deputy director attempted to give bribe in particularly large amount to an official of Investigative Department of the RA State Revenue Committee through a mediator.

Thus, 57 year-old Italian, being the director of Armenian branch of Italian company, being informed that a criminal case on the company managed by him initiated according to the Part 2 of the Article 205 of RA Criminal Code was being investigated in the Investigative Department of the RA State Revenue Committee, asked the deputy director of another LLC managed by him, RA citizen, to find a mediator for him to be able to give bribe to a competent official within the mentioned criminal case in order to terminate it.

The deputy director, being in good relations with tax inspector, on August 5, 2018 arranged and several days later met him in one of the cafes in Yerevan. During the meeting he asked the tax inspector on behalf of the Italian businessman to help him to terminate the criminal case telling that the Italian businessman was ready to give bribe.

The tax inspector, in his turn, with the purpose to swindle money in particularly large amount, realizing that he could not keep his promise and having no intention to do any activity in favor of the Italian businessman told the deputy director that he was in close relations with the official of Investigative Department of the RA State Revenue Committee and he could contribute to reaching agreement over bribe.

In order to give bribe to the official of Investigative Department of the RA State Revenue Committee the inspector through the deputy director demanded bribe in particularly large amount of 5.000.000 AMD from the Italian businessman telling that the official of Investigative Department of the RA State Revenue Committee would allegedly seek after termination of the criminal case for this money.

Accepting the bribe offer, in August, 2018 the deputy director received the bribe in particularly large amount -5.000.000 AMD from the Italian businessman and gave it to the tax inspector which was by cheating swindled by the latter. As a result, under unforeseen circumstances the businessman could not complete the crime – giving bribe in particularly large amount to the official of Investigative Department of the RA State Revenue Committee.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against the citizen of Italy according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 34-312 of RA Criminal Code. Signature not to leave was chosen as a pretrial measure against him.

Preliminary investigation was completed and the criminal case with the bill of indictment was sent to court.


Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.

 


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