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13 people indicted for theft from EU Armenia delegation grant funds - UPDATED


The Investigative Committee of Armenia has presented details on the criminal case that has been launched into the committing of theft from the grant funds allocated by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Armenia, APA reported citing armenpress.am. 

 

The Committee released a statement, saying: “The preliminary investigation of the ongoing criminal case on embezzlement of EU grants continues in the general department of investigations of the Investigative Committee. Based on evidence gathered during the investigation, Grant Program Coordinator of the EU delegation to Armenia Marine Papyan has been detained in suspicion of embezzling grant money provided by the EU delegation with initial agreement with a group of individuals. 

 

Earlier it was reported that as result of investigations of the criminal case and analysys of all evidence, 13 people – Tigran Sukiasyan, Gevorg Ghazaryan, Rubina Ter Martirosyan, Armen Bareghamyan, Anahit Avagyan, Sergey Balasanyan, Dina Manukyan, Karen Stepanyan, Tereza Dilanyan, Alexander Poghosyan, as well as Hrayr Gyonjyan, Garik Chilingaryan and Gegham Petrosyan - are under investigation for embezzlement, assisting embezzlement and forgery of documents of EU delegation grant money. Hrayr Gyonjyan, Garik Chilingaryan and Gegham Petrosyan are currently wanted.

 

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Marine Papyan, Grant Program Coordinator of the EU delegation in Armenia, has been detained on suspicion of embezzling grants provided by the EU delegation.

 

The arrest comes amid an ongoing criminal case investigated by the general department of investigations of the Investigative Committee (IC), IC spokesperson Sona Truzyan told Armenpress.

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