Home pageHome page
Address of the Investigative Committee
46/5 Mamikonyants, Yerevan+374(11) 880-151
HOW TO GET

Mechanism of swindling fuel of 73 million AMD from “Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine” CJSC revealed; charge pressed against two persons

04.02.2016 10:07

In the framework of the criminal case investigated in General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee swindling fuel in particularly large amount – about 73 million AMD from “Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine” CJSC committed through cheating, its mechanism, the frame of persons having committed the apparent crime were revealed.

On May 15, 2015 a report was received from “Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine” CJSC informing that route tickets had been forged in the domestic garage of the company through which fuel was calculated and allocated which then passed  to the management of unknown persons.

According to the materials prepared on the base of the report, on May 18, 2015 a criminal case was initiated according to the Point 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 178 and the Part 1 of the Article 325 of RA Criminal Code.

Through preliminary investigation data were obtained on the allegation that the resident of Qajaran G. Stepanyan, working in “Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine” CJSC as a senior route controller, with the purpose of swindling in particularly large amount by cheating, from January to May, 2015 through route controllers under him formed 88 false documents conferring the right to get diesel fuel and petrol for the vehicles of the company “Zil” with plate number 481 UL 51 and “Kamaz 5511” with plate number 403 UL 51 which were out of order and by cheating acquired a right to petrol and diesel fuel of 3.850.000 AMD.

On May 21, 2015 charge was pressed against G. Stepanyan according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 178 and the Part 1 of the Article 325 of RA Criminal Code. Through preliminary investigation sufficient evidence were obtained that senior route controller implemented the mentioned actions with his direct supervisor – the chief of the garage of the company K. Yedigaryan by prior agreement with the latter.

On the base of the obtained evidence on May 29, 2015 charge was pressed against K. Yedigaryan according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 178 and the Part 1 of the Article 325 of RA Criminal Code.

Considering the volumes of swindling and the fact that there is more than one count in the case, by the instruction of the Chairman of the RA Investigative Committee further investigation of the criminal case was conducted in the proceeding of General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases. Numerous investigatory actions were conducted to provide the comprehensive, complete and objective investigation of the case in the result of which other counts of swindling were found, as well.

Particularly, besides the above-mentioned 88 route tickets, 1875 more route tickets were found and confiscated based on which 166.915 liters of diesel fuel and petrol with total amount 69.820.548 AMD   was let out.

According to preliminary investigation data they were also formed by the instruction of senior route controller of the domestic garage G. Stepanyan during January, February, March, April and May, 2015 with prior agreement with K. Yedigaryan.

Through sufficient evidence obtained during preliminary investigation of the criminal case it was found that from January to May, 2015 G. Stepanyan having prior agreement with his direct supervisor, the chief of the domestic garage of “Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine” CJSC K. Yedigaryan, by forgery and cheating acquired a right to diesel fuel and petrol in particularly large amount - 73.670.548 AMD which belonged to the company.

On the base of the obtained evidence during investigation the charge pressed against the defendants G. Stepanyan and K. Yedigaryan changed, additional charge was pressed. They were charged with swindling petrol and diesel fuel in particularly large amount with total amount 73.670.548 AMD. Detention was used as a pretrial measure against them.

In the framework of the criminal case forensic documents and handwriting, forensic accounting and finance complex examinations were commissioned, procedural actions were conducted, including inspections, searches, numerous persons were questioned.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing.

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


Comments
Your email address is confidential