YEREVAN. – The first hearing on the criminal case against Armenia’s former president Serzh Sargsyan and others started in Yerevan.
The criminal case also involves 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.
They are charged under the Criminal Code article on organizing, inciting and assisting large-scale appropriation or squander, whereas former Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan—under the article on large-scale appropriation or squander.
According to investigators, with the organization of third president Serzh Sargsyan, the impelling of the owner of Flesh company Barsegh Beglaryan and with assistance of other three officials 489,160,310 drams were misused.