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Preliminary Investigation of Criminal Case Initiated on Swindling in Particularly Large Amount from State by Giving Commercial Bribe to Employees of Post Offices Completed

04.02.2020 17:20

Preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated on swindling in particularly large amount from the state committed by an organized group by giving commercial bribe to employees of post offices was completed in the Department of Investigation of Crimes on Human Trafficking, against Sexual Immunity of Juveniles and Illegal Turnover of Drugs of General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases.

Pursuant to data obtained through investigation, for the purpose of committing swindling in particularly large amount by cheating, from July to November 3, 2010 34 year-old resident of Yerevan together with another resident of Yerevan and other unidentified persons, swindled money in particularly large amount - 166.775.568 AMD from the state budget as well as gave commercial bribe - 3.525.000 AMD to employees of post offices.

Particularly, for the purpose of swindling bonus amounts in particularly large amount paid from the state budget for unwon cash register machine cheques the mentioned residents of Yerevan, receiving fake cheques of cash register machines withdrawn in the name of several organizations registered at the RA area non-compliant with their fiscal reports from an unidentified member of the organized group made by the latter, and with copies of other citizens’ passports handed the fake  cheques in a number of post offices of “Haypost” CJSC in Yerevan and by cheating swindled bonus money in particularly large amount - 166.775.568 AMD calculated for the mentioned cheques.

Through investigation it was found out that in some cases for doing actions in their favor the mentioned residents of Yerevan gave commercial bribe to employees of post offices for calculating bonus money and paying without physical presence of citizens, receiving cash register machine cheques with passport copies.  

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against 34 year-old man according to the Points 1, 2 of the Part 3 of the Article 178 and the Part 2 of the Article 200 of RA Criminal Code. Signature not to leave was chosen as a pretrial measure against him.

The part on him was separated from the criminal case in a separate proceeding, preliminary investigation was completed and the criminal case with the bill of indictment was sent to prosecutor supervising the legality of preliminary investigation.

Preliminary investigation on the part of the other resident of Yerevan and employees of post offices was completed in 2012 and the criminal case with the bill of indictment was sent to court.

Necessary measures are ongoing to identify and find those unidentified within the criminal case.

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

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