06 july 2021

Another Case of Giving and Receiving Bribe in Especially Large Amount in Field of Education Detected by RA National Security Service

Another Case of Giving and Receiving Bribe in Especially Large Amount in Field of Education Detected by RA National Security Service

Another case of receiving and giving bribe in especially large amount was detected by employees of the Counterintelligence Department of the RA National Security Service.

An official of the "Assessment and Testing Center" SNCO of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of RA L.A., being a co-author of the unified examination tests of the unified examination in the subject "Foreign Language" in 2021, on the basis of an employment contract concluded with the mentioned SNCO and its agreements being responsible for the development of tests of the unified exam in the subject "Foreign language" for admission to the university in 2021, being obliged to maintain the secrecy of the content of the tests of the unified exams, to participate in the organization and conduct of the main and additional stages of the unified exams, , within the framework of his powers, performed a deliberately illegal act in favor of the participant of the uniform exams in 2021 A.G., namely: in order to provide before the exam the tests worked out by him on the subject "Foreign language", to teach the applicant their answers and, as a result, to provide the latter with a high mark on the exam in the mentioned subject, on 26 June, 2021, he demanded a  bribe from the applicant's mother in an especially large amount – 3.000 USD equivalent to 1.498.140​ AMD and reached an agreement to receive the bribe amount before the examination day.

Carrying out his criminal intent, L.A., on 1 July, 2021, at about 3:00 p.m., visited the office of the applicant’s mother in Yerevan and personally received the bribe in the amount of 3.000 USD, immediately after which he was caught by employees of the RA National Security Service. During a personal search, the amount of the bribe was found on him.

Within the framework of the criminal case initiated in the Investigation Department of the RA NSS, the bribe-giver and the bribe-taker, as well as the person who provided the amount of the bribe, were detained.

The official who received the bribe was charged on the grounds of Article 311, Part 4, Clause 2 of the RA Criminal Code. According to the court decision, arrest was applied against him as a measure of restraint, and the bribe-giver and the persons, who assisted in giving the bribe, after giving confessional statements, were released on recognizance not to leave.

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.