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YEREVAN. – The owner of Flash company, Barsegh Beglaryan, and the former Minister of Agriculture, Sergo Karapetyan, have been confronted over the case of diesel fuel. Beglaryan's lawyer said this in a conversation with journalists today.

The legal defender reiterated that the charges brought were unfounded. "The robbing, in my conviction, does not exist," he said.

Asked if there is anyone testifying against Beglaryan, the legal counsel said: "There is some evidence on which the prosecution relies, but they are unfounded."

Asked if the charges were brought based solely on Karapetyan's testimony, the defense lawyer said "exclusively".

He said that Beglaryan and Karapetyan were confronted. "Sergo Karapetyan has claimed, whereas Barsegh Beglaryan has denied," he added.

As reported earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office of Armenia has confirmed the indictment on third President Serzh Sargsyan, former Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan, owner of Flash company Barsegh Beglaryan, former Deputy Minister of Agriculture Samvel Galstyan, and former head of the Ministry's Department of Crop Production Gevorg Harutyunyan, and has sent this criminal case to court.

During the investigation of the criminal case being investigated at the Special Investigation Service of Armenia, it was found out that with the organization of third president Serzh Sargsyan, the impelling of the owner of Flesh company Barsegh Beglaryan, with the assistance of former deputy minister of agriculture Samvel Galstyan and head of the Agriculture Ministry’s Department of Crop Production Gevorg Harutyunyan, former Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan misused—from January 25 to February 7, 2013—the government reserve fund for state support the subsidy of 489,160,310 drams allocated for the 15,391,765 liters of diesel fuel that was sold during the implementation of assistance programs.

Sargsyan, Karapetyan, Beglaryan, Galstyan, and Harutyunyan have been charged with committing the aforementioned crimes.

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