YEREVAN. – Former Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan has left Armenia and settled in Moscow with his family, according to Hraparak (Square) newspaper.

“His children study at various educational institutions in Moscow. Now, his mother and his sister’s family live at his house in [capital city] Yerevan.

“Margaryan’s close circles confirmed that he is not in Armenia, but they did not say his whereabouts. 

“A criminal case was filed against Margaryan by the Police Department for Combating Corruption and Economic Crimes, and, avoiding unwanted developments, he paid money more than 1 billion [drams (approx. US$2,067,000)],” Hraparak wrote.