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YEREVAN. – The final hearing into Armenia’s former Road Police Chief, Police Colonel Margar Ohanyan’s case was held on Tuesday, at capital city Yerevan’s Central and Nork Marash General Jurisdiction Court, and the latter sentenced Ohanyan to six years in prison.  

To note, the prosecution had motioned that Ohanyan be sentenced to eight years and half of his property be confiscated.

Margar Ohanyan is charged with abuse of official position and large-scale embezzlement of property, and he is in custody since August 30, 2011.

In his capacity as Armenia’s Road Police Chief, Margar Ohanyan is accused of appropriating 574,420 liters of gasoline, which was allocated to the Road Police, and thus causing the state damages worth AMD 160 million (approx. US$ 420,000).

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