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    He said “If you open your mouths  40 million will become 80 million”. This is how  Serzhi Vacho has forced his former accountant to pay him money

    He said “If you open your mouths 40 million will become 80 million”. This is how Serzhi Vacho has forced his former accountant to pay him money

    “Anti-Corruption Blog” has learned how Serzhi Vacho and his wife have extorted 40 million drams from the former chief accountant  of their Yans restaurant. The family of the terrorized woman had to sell their apartment, pawn  their  jewelry and got into debt  to  earn  the money that Vacho  forced to pay.

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    The “Troika Laundromat”: Money Laundering Scheme Used Forged Signatures of Armenian Migrant Workers to Funnel Millions

    The “Troika Laundromat”: Money Laundering Scheme Used Forged Signatures of Armenian Migrant Workers to Funnel Millions

    Hetq, in conjunction with its OCCRP partners, has investigated a multi-billion-dollar money laundering scheme involving Russian political and criminal circles who used the fake signatures of seasonal migrant workers from Armenia to divert money from the eyes of state tax authorities.

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    Request  to the Mayor of Yerevan

    Request to the Mayor of Yerevan

    25 January, 2019

    Request for Information

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    Armenia, under new leadership, re-opens Panama Papers case

    Armenia, under new leadership, re-opens Panama Papers case

    Armenia has re-opened a Panama Papers-related probe into a powerful political figure months after a new government came into office on the heels of a peaceful revolution.

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    Solution of “case of amounts of unknown origin” could become a striking example of corruption disclosure

    Solution of “case of amounts of unknown origin” could become a striking example of corruption disclosure

    Why did the victim refuse?

     The investigation of criminal case N63203516 was quashed.

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    There are obvious corruption risks associated with issuance of diplomatic passports

    There are obvious corruption risks associated with issuance of diplomatic passports

    Marina Poghosyan, President of “Veles” human rights organization, says.

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    Avoiding taxes of 66.5 million drams: a criminal case filed on case of “Elite Group”

    Avoiding taxes of 66.5 million drams: a criminal case filed on case of “Elite Group”

    The Investigative Committee of Armenia has initiated a criminal case on the fact that Elite Group avoided maliciously paying taxes. This was based on the report submitted by “Veles” human rights NGO. The case may become a start of demolition of some major corruption “balls”. “Elite Group” closed joint-stock company (CJSC) constructs and sells residential and public elite complexes. The case initiated in the Investigative Committee of Armenia discloses definitely how the sale process takes place.

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    A criminal case filed against Elite Group

    A criminal case filed against Elite Group

    The Investigative Department has initiated a criminal case on violations of the construction rules of the centre of Yerevan. The case refers to major developers, and its examination is strictly confidential. We could find out that two developers are mostly targeted by the Department. One of them is the “Elite Group” company that built numerous buildings in the centre of Yerevan, particularly on Aram Street, on Baghramyan Avenue, on Demirchyan Street, near the “Ani” Hotel, on Sayat-Nova Street, and elsewhere in Yerevan.

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    Serzh Sargsyan’s favourite “robbed” hundreds of citizens and caused harm of millions of drams to the state

    Serzh Sargsyan’s favourite “robbed” hundreds of citizens and caused harm of millions of drams to the state

    Over the years, the public has been informed of the illegalities of some organizations engaged in the construction of new buildings and the ex-regime representatives under the sponsorship and direct involvement of the former authorities’ regime, such as forced evictions and deprivation of property of the residents, multiple sales of the built apartments, and as a result appropriation of citizens’ funds.

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    The Armenian version of the “Magnitsky List”

    The Armenian version of the “Magnitsky List”

    The list includes those judges, investigators, prosecutors and other law enforcement officials who participated in cases of gross violations of fundamental human rights of people (we will refer to each case individually) and who must face justice.

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    Diplomatic passports to those “closest” to powers

    Diplomatic passports to those “closest” to powers

    The diplomatic passport is a document awarded to high-ranking officials and families of diplomats by the Foreign Ministry of Armenia. Spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of Armenia, Tigran Balayan informed recently that 254 diplomatic passports had been canceled.

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    Taron Margaryan will return to the State Budget approximately 2 billion drams

    Taron Margaryan will return to the State Budget approximately 2 billion drams

    Ex-mayor of Yerevan, Taron Margaryan, was interrogated on the case of “Yerevan” foundation. Arthur Vanetsyan, the director of the National Security Service, informed about this during the talk with journalists in the National Assembly. He said that Taron Margaryan has a status of a witness.

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    The Armenian Government to give two March 1st victims 24,600 Euros

    The Armenian Government to give two March 1st victims 24,600 Euros

    The European Court of Human Rights announced its decision based on the case surrounding Mushegh Saghatelyan, a protestor from the morning of March 1, 2008 on Freedom Square in Yerevan, and based on his imprisonment after showing resistance towards police officers.

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    New, important details about March 1 case

    New, important details about March 1 case

    Director of the Special Investigative Service Sasun Khachatryan has disclosed new details over the ongoing March 1 investigation.

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    When the RA Police invades your house and starts to secretly record

    When the RA Police invades your house and starts to secretly record

    The Former Deputy Chief of RA Police, Hunan Poghosyan, is well-known to the public from the events of 2016, when the patrol service regiment was captured. At that time the police remained without a permanent “mouthpiece,”

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    Special Investigative Service accepts that Armenians suffered from Robert Kocharyan’s actions, but does not recognize citizens as victims

    Special Investigative Service accepts that Armenians suffered from Robert Kocharyan’s actions, but does not recognize citizens as victims

    The “Veles” non-governmental organization received a letter from the Special Investigative Committee of Armenia (SIS), which rejected an appeal from the chairwoman of the organization, Marina Poghosyan, that she was a victim of the events of March 1st.

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    450 million AMD will be returned to the State Budget of the Republic of Armenia

    450 million AMD will be returned to the State Budget of the Republic of Armenia

    As a result of the inspections of the State Audit Service of RA 450 million drams will be returned to the State Budget of RA, out of which 210 million drams will be returned by “Lusashen” State Non-Commercial Organization (SNCO) for their 2016-2018 violations.

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    Taron Margaryan to be Interrogated by National Security Service

    Taron Margaryan to be Interrogated by National Security Service

    The head of the National Security Service, Arthur Vanetsyan, announced that the former mayor of Yerevan, Taron Margaryan, will definitely be questioned for his involvement in crimes associated with the “Yerevan” foundation.

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    UN Convention against Corruption

    UN Convention against Corruption

    The United Nations Convention against Corruption is one of several legally binding international anti-corruption agreements.

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