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Charge Pressed for Swindling in Particularly Large Amount and Abetting to Give Bribe to Officials

21.12.2018 13:50

The criminal case initiated in the Investigatory Department of the RA National Security Service on swindling in particularly large amount, abetting to give bribe in particularly large amount was received in the proceeding of the RA Investigative Committee.

Pursuant to data obtained through the criminal case the resident of Yerevan, born in 1968, in several periods apparently abetted several people to give bribe in particularly large amount to officials and by cheating swindled the money given to him.

Particularly, through preliminary investigation it was found out that at the beginning of 2014 50 year-old resident of Yerevan getting acquainted with the commander of one of the units of Ministry of Defense and learning that he wanted to continue service in one of the RF units located at the RA area, submitted false information on the allegation that he allegedly had connections with Russian troops and could organize his service there. Pursuant to initial data, the unit commander gave 50 year-old man 6.500 USD in total part by part, as well as by bank transfers. However, the latter did not keep his promise and swindled the money given to him.

Besides, in 2016 50 year-old man getting informed that his acquaintance wanted to hold the position of forestry manager, under the pretext of giving bribe to officials via him, abetted the mentioned person to give bribe in particularly large amount – 10.000 USD. As a result, in March and June, 2016 the citizen transferred the mentioned money to 50 year-old man which was swindled by cheating.

Then, at the beginning of summer, 2018 the man, born in 1968, persuaded his acquaintance - the resident of Syunik who was a driver at firefighter rescue squad to hold a senior position for relevant money and in order to carry it out abetted him to give bribe of 1.500 USD to officials. In September - October, 2018 the resident of Syunik personally gave 700.000 AMD to 50 year-old man as a bribe to give to appropriate persons to do activities in his favor. Whereas the 50 year-old man getting the mentioned money did not keep his promise and swindled it by cheating.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against 50 year-old man according to the Point 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 178 (2 counts), the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 178, the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 38-34-312 and the Part 2 of the Article 38-34-312 of RA Criminal Code.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing.

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


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