Armenia’s First President evades speaking about criminal case involving former FM
“Specifically, he did not speak about his running in the  presidential elections, or having an ANC nominee. And he did not speak about the criminal prosecution against [The Civilitas Foundation’s founder, former FM, and Prosperous Armenia Party MP] Vartan Oskanian.
To note, there are disagreements within the ANC regarding the matter [concerning Oskanian].
The ANC leader avoided expressing a view with regards to Oskanian and he left for his supporters to continue the debate over this topic.
Incidentally, according to our information, there is a nuance in Oskanian’s affair, and both the prosecution and the accused are keeping silent about it. The thing is that some of the close to US$ 1.2 million, which [American benefactor and businessman John] Huntsman had transferred [to Armenia], was transferred to Oskanian’s personal [bank] account, and not to the Civilitas Foundation’s account, albeit they say this is properly documented and cannot cause problems,” Hraparak writes.
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