Through complex and effective operational intelligence measures, officers of the National Security Service of Armenia in Shirak Province have obtained prima facie factual data according to which N.P., a representative of the Inquest and Operational Intelligence Department of the State Revenue Committee of Armenia in Shirak Province, being obliged to oversee taxpayers in accordance with the Armenian legislation on tax service, failed to perform his official duties, failed to take measures to eliminate the detected violations and did not apply liability measures against entities involved in illegal entrepreneurial activities, and received AMD 20,000-100,000 a month as bribes from the aforementioned entities.
The National Security Service’s Investigation Department has instituted a criminal case within the scope of which N. P. has been detained on suspicion.
On June 28, 2020, eight citizens were engaged as suspects on suspicion of giving a bribe to an official and being involved in illegal entrepreneurial activities (two of them were detained, and signature to not leave the country was selected as a pre-trial measure for the other six citizens).
Necessary investigative and other procedural actions are being taken to specify the real amount of damage caused to the state as a result of being involved in illegal entrepreneurial activities, to reveal other crimes committed by N. P., to establish the whole scope of persons involved in the corruption mechanism and to give an adequate criminal-legal evaluation of their act.
The National Security Service urges economic entities to carry out their activities by law and refrain from being involved in corruption.