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==Authorities ‘Still Hunting’ For Sarkisian’s Fugitive Brother==
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Armenian law-enforcement authorities have so far been unable to track down and arrest a fugitive brother of former President Serzh Sarkisian facing corruption charges, Prosecutor-General Artur Davtian claimed on Friday.
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Levon Sarkisian was charged with “illegal enrichment” after tax inspectors discovered in June that he and his two children hold almost $7 million in undeclared deposits at an Armenian bank.
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Under Armenian law, such asset declarations are mandatory for high-ranking state officials and their family members. This legal requirement applies to Levon Sarkisian because he worked as ambassador-at-large at the Armenian Foreign Ministry until his brother was overthrown in last spring’s “velvet revolution.”
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Levon Sarkisian is thought to have left Armenia shortly before being indicted. One of his business partners, Gabriel Jemberjian, told RFE/RL’s Armenian service in December that Sarkisian is now living abroad but planning to return to Armenia because “his issues should be solved very soon.”
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The head of the National Security Service (NSS), Artur Vanetsian, stated recently that the ex-president’s brother is in Lebanon at the moment.
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Davtian downplayed Vanetsian’s statement, arguing that it has not yet been officially confirmed by Lebanese authorities. “We can start an extradition process only if he is found and arrested [in a foreign country] and we are formally notified about that,” the chief prosecutor told reporters. “That has not happened yet.”
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Also prosecuted is Serzh Sarkisian’s second, more controversial brother, Aleksandr. He was charged with fraud in February several months after the NSS had his $30 million bank account frozen as part of a separate criminal inquiry.
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The NSS announced early this month that it has allowed Aleksandr Sarkisian to “temporarily” leave the country after he donated $19.6 million of that money to the Armenian military.
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Sarkisian, who is better known as “Sashik,” also paid $6.5 million in back taxes. The nearly $3.9 million remaining in his frozen account will also be transferred to the state to fully settle his tax debt, according to the NSS.
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Latest revision as of 06:58, 2 April 2019

Levon_Sargsyan&chld=H_100&junk=junk.png Levon Sargsyan Mars symbol.svg
Birthplace Yerevan
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Birth date 7 February 1968
Languages Armenian
Ethnicities Armenian
Dialects Eastern Armenian
Children Narek Sarsgyan (RPA), Ani Sargsyan
Levon receiving state medal from his brother, the president

Brother of former president Serzh Sargsyan.

Levon Sargsyan was born on February 7, 1968 in Yerevan.

Mr. Sargsyan graduated with a degree in economics from the Yerevan Institute of National Economy in 1993. From 1984-1986 he was a worker in the Ashkhatank Volunteer Sport Company. In 1987 he worked in Yerevan Bread Factory # 4. From 1987-1989 he served in the Soviet Army. From 1989-1990 he worked as a metalworker in Sirius Factory. From 1990-1995 he worked first as a storekeeper and later deputy director at the Yerevan Flour Factory. From 1995-1996 he was the executive director of Bjni OJSC. From 1996-1999 he was the head of the sales division in Yerevan Miller Factory. In 2002 he became the president of Yerevan Miller CJSC.

1999-2003 was his first term as a deputy of the NA (electoral district # 4) and he was on the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit, Budgetary and Economic Affairs. He was a member of first the Stability Faction, later he was not a member of any faction or deputy group and then he joined the “People's Deputy” Deputy Group.

On May 25, 2003 he was reelected to the NA from electoral district # 6 and he is currently on the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit, Budgetary and Economic Affairs and a member of the “People's Deputy” Deputy Group. He has no political party affiliation.

Mr. Sargsyan is married and has three children.

Serzh Sarkisian’s Brother Suspected Of Illegal Enrichment

Հուլիս 02, 2018 Ruzanna Stepanian

A brother of former President Serzh Sarkisian and his two children could face prosecution on corruption charges after law-enforcement authorities discovered nearly $7 million held by them in an Armenian bank.

The State Revenue Committee (SRC) launched criminal proceedings against them on Friday shortly after announcing that a company linked to Levon Sarkisian has been fined 800 million drams ($1.7 million) for tax evasion.

The SRC said that while searching Sarkisian’s home its investigators found documents showing that he, his son Narek and daughter Ani deposited a total of $6.8 million in the unnamed bank “in the second half of 2017.” It said that the ex-president’s youngest brother and Ani Sarkisian failed to disclose these sums to a state anti-corruption body while Narek did not file any income declarations at all.

Under Armenian law, such declarations are mandatory for high-ranking state officials and their family members. This legal requirement applies to Levon Sarkisian because he has long worked as ambassador-at-large at the Armenian Foreign Ministry.

The Special Investigative Service (SIS), which took over the corruption inquiry launched by the SRC, said on Monday that Sarkisian and his children are now suspected of “illegal enrichment.” Levon and Ani could be also accused of underreporting their incomes and assets, which is also a criminal offence in Armenia.

None of the suspects has been formally charged so far. An SIS spokesperson that they all have signed written pledges not to leave the country until the inquiry is over.

However, an aide to Levon Sarkisian told RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am) that he has not been in Armenia for the last twelve days.A brother of former President Serzh Sarkisian and his two children could face prosecution on corruption charges after law-enforcement authorities discovered nearly $7 million held by them in an Armenian bank.

The State Revenue Committee (SRC) launched criminal proceedings against them on Friday shortly after announcing that a company linked to Levon Sarkisian has been fined 800 million drams ($1.7 million) for tax evasion.

The SRC said that while searching Sarkisian’s home its investigators found documents showing that he, his son Narek and daughter Ani deposited a total of $6.8 million in the unnamed bank “in the second half of 2017.” It said that the ex-president’s youngest brother and Ani Sarkisian failed to disclose these sums to a state anti-corruption body while Narek did not file any income declarations at all.

Under Armenian law, such declarations are mandatory for high-ranking state officials and their family members. This legal requirement applies to Levon Sarkisian because he has long worked as ambassador-at-large at the Armenian Foreign Ministry.

The Special Investigative Service (SIS), which took over the corruption inquiry launched by the SRC, said on Monday that Sarkisian and his children are now suspected of “illegal enrichment.” Levon and Ani could be also accused of underreporting their incomes and assets, which is also a criminal offence in Armenia.

None of the suspects has been formally charged so far. An SIS spokesperson that they all have signed written pledges not to leave the country until the inquiry is over.

However, an aide to Levon Sarkisian told RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am) that he has not been in Armenia for the last twelve days.

The SIS filed last Wednesday the same criminal charges against Vachagan Ghazarian, Serzh Sarkisian’s longtime chief bodyguard arrested a week ago. Ghazarian carried over $1 million worth of cash in a bag during the arrest. Police found another $1.1 million as well as 230,000 euros ($267,000) in cash when they searched his apartment earlier in June.

The National Security Service (NSS), another law-enforcement body, said last week that Ghazarian was also planning to withdraw 1.5 billion drams ($3.1 million) held by him and his wife in a local bank. He claimed that he “forgot” to add these sums to his official income declarations, according to the NSS.

Former President Sarkisian has not yet commented on the corruption cases against his relatives and Ghazarian, one of his most trusted individuals.

Armenia’s new government has been instrumental in these and other high-profile corruption probes. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian has repeatedly pledged to “root out” endemic corruption in the country since he swept to power about two months ago.

https://www.azatutyun.am/a/29333066.html

Authorities ‘Still Hunting’ For Sarkisian’s Fugitive Brother

Մարտ 30, 2019
Naira Nalbandian


Armenian law-enforcement authorities have so far been unable to track down and arrest a fugitive brother of former President Serzh Sarkisian facing corruption charges, Prosecutor-General Artur Davtian claimed on Friday.

Levon Sarkisian was charged with “illegal enrichment” after tax inspectors discovered in June that he and his two children hold almost $7 million in undeclared deposits at an Armenian bank.

Under Armenian law, such asset declarations are mandatory for high-ranking state officials and their family members. This legal requirement applies to Levon Sarkisian because he worked as ambassador-at-large at the Armenian Foreign Ministry until his brother was overthrown in last spring’s “velvet revolution.”

Levon Sarkisian is thought to have left Armenia shortly before being indicted. One of his business partners, Gabriel Jemberjian, told RFE/RL’s Armenian service in December that Sarkisian is now living abroad but planning to return to Armenia because “his issues should be solved very soon.”

The head of the National Security Service (NSS), Artur Vanetsian, stated recently that the ex-president’s brother is in Lebanon at the moment.

Davtian downplayed Vanetsian’s statement, arguing that it has not yet been officially confirmed by Lebanese authorities. “We can start an extradition process only if he is found and arrested [in a foreign country] and we are formally notified about that,” the chief prosecutor told reporters. “That has not happened yet.”

Also prosecuted is Serzh Sarkisian’s second, more controversial brother, Aleksandr. He was charged with fraud in February several months after the NSS had his $30 million bank account frozen as part of a separate criminal inquiry.

The NSS announced early this month that it has allowed Aleksandr Sarkisian to “temporarily” leave the country after he donated $19.6 million of that money to the Armenian military.

Sarkisian, who is better known as “Sashik,” also paid $6.5 million in back taxes. The nearly $3.9 million remaining in his frozen account will also be transferred to the state to fully settle his tax debt, according to the NSS.

Source: https://www.azatutyun.am/a/29850389.html

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