27 december 2019

Another Case of Receiving Bribe Detected

Another Case of Receiving Bribe Detected

The National Security Service of RA, consistently implementing the functions vested upon it by the law aimed at countering corruption, detected a case of apparent corruption crime committed by the officials of the Community Municipality of Arinj of Kotayk Marz of RA.

As a result of operational and search measures it has been established that the officials of the Community Municipality of Arinj, in order to register a land plot located in the same community in the name of a citizen, on the pretext of taking actions within their powers in the process of cadastral arrangements, during 2016 demanded from the said citizen and received in cash AMD 3.784.000 – equivalent to USD 8000- as a bribe. As a result, the abovementioned land plot of the Community Municipality passed into the possession of the mentioned citizen.

On the basis of the corresponding articles, a criminal case was initiated in this connection in the Investigation Department of the RA NSS; preliminary investigation is being conducted.

Note: The suspect or accused of an alleged crime is considered innocent as long as his guilt is not proven in a manner prescribed by the Code of Criminal Procedure of RA - by the court decision entered into legal force.