The Military Police uncovered cases of bribery and abuse of official position

20 May, 2020
On May 19 of this year, the head of the financial service of the N military unit was invited to the MP department of Gyumri, who reported and gave an explanation that in March of 2019 in exchange for hiring his wife to the N military unit, he handed over $ 1000 in cash to the head of the financial service of the same military unit, who transferred the money to the commander of the military unit.

The head of the financial service of this military unit was also invited to the MP department of Gyumri, who gave a corresponding report and explanation that he mediated between the man and his wife and the commander of the military unit to hire her, for which the latter demanded and received $ 1000.

Materials are being prepared on this fact at the MP department of Gyumri.

The cases of abuse of official powers were also revealed. The former head of the financial service of the N military unit reported that in February of 2017, the commander of the same military unit in his office offered to find a buyer to sell the surplus generated by the amount of electricity per month that belongs to the military unit.

The head of the financial service of the military unit applied to his acquaintance, the head of the electricity network serving the territory of the military unit, who agreed to pay 9 AMD for each kilowatt. Until April 2019, the latter handed over from 150.000 to 400.000 AMD in cash to the head of the financial service of the military unit every month, in general, from 2.500.000 to 3.000.000 AMD, which the head of the financial service of the military unit handed over to the commander of the military unit in the latter's office. Each month, the commander of the military unit gave from 20.000 to 30.000 AMD to the head of the financial service, in total from 300.000 to 400.000 AMD and the same amount to the man, who corrected the readings of the electricity meter.

The head of the former financial service of the N military unit also reported that in October of 2018, the commander of the same military unit in his office offered to find a buyer to sell the surplus generated by the amount of gas per month that belongs to the military unit. The head of the financial service turned to his acquaintance, an employee of the gas office, who agreed to pay 23 drams for each cubic meter of gas. In January of 2019, after calculating the surplus generated by the gas consumption of the military unit in 2018, the employee of the office handed over 2.000.000 AMD in cash to the head of the financial service of the military unit, which he transferred to the commander of the military unit.

These reports were sent to the Shirak Garrison Military Prosecutor's Office to decide the further course.

Notification: a person that is suspected or accused of an alleged crime, is considered innocent until his/her guilt is proved by a court judgement that has come into legal effect pursuant to the procedure determined by RA Criminal Procedure Code.