Former chief bailiff of Armenia detained in Karelia
Migran Poghosyan is accused of embezzlement using his official position and abuse of authority. The issue of his extradition is being resolved.
The former chief bailiff of the country, Mihran Poghosyan, was detained in Karelia at the request of Armenia, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the press secretary of the special investigative service of Armenia Marina Ogandzhanyan. Poghosyan is accused of embezzlement on a particularly large scale using his official position and abuse of authority with grave consequences. The issue of his extradition is being resolved.
Earlier it was reported that Poghosyan, who served as the chief executor of Armenia since June 11, 2008, appointed his guard as the first-class adviser in the operations department of the legal enforcement service, and his driver as leading adviser of the same department. As employees of this department, they did not perform official duties, although they received salaries and payments equal to 91.6 thousand dollars.
The investigative service also stated that Poghosyan, “concluded an agreement on the acquisition of goods and the provision of services to businesses that are managed through reliable people using his official position contrary to the interests of the service, out of mercenary motives, in violation of the requirements provided for by law and government decisions." The damage is estimated at 41 thousand dollars.
Also, Poghosyan is charged with participating in the management of business structures registered offshore in Panama. These structures established the Best Realty company in Armenia, which provided real estate appraisal services. The company received 90 thousand dollars from the state budget. In the framework of this case, the court arrested the former official in absentia.