2018 July 23

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Anti-Corruption Daily

Anti-Corruption 7/23/2018: 1) Verin Tsaxkavan mayor invstg. for stealing AMD 3mln donation funds, 10 tons of military fuel 2) Daralik's mayor resigns after locals complain about corruption 3) State Oversight Service finds $1.2mln in illegal dealings, investigates multiple org... (MORE BELOW)
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Disclaimer: All the accused are innocent until proven guilty by the court of law, even if they may sound as being guilty. Currency in Armenian Drams ֏ unless specified otherwise.


Investigation has concluded and a criminal case is launched against an accountant, administrator and few employees of a police department in Dilijan, for a theft of AMD 42mln. The accountant took out budget money and distributed it to the boss and few other employees. https://armenpress.am/arm/news/941573.html

Verin Tsaxkavan ex-mayor is charged with embezzlement of AMD 3mln donated by diaspora companies for infrastructure repairs, as well as stealing 10 tons of fuel that was meant for repair works to improve the military transportation roads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKXJdS_mi8o

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Daralik's HHK mayor has resigned, citing health issues. Mayor of 19 years, he has faced calls for resignation on multiple occasions by the residents, who were accusing him of corruption and abuse of power for personal gain. https://news.am/arm/news/463134.html

Autopsy department in Ijevan took AMD 5.4mln in bribes and illegal fees from the relatives of the deceased, in addition to receiving the legal payments from the government. Investigation discovered damages done to the state https://www.a1plus.am/1633692.html ------ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFnMTWDbWJE

Director of Syunik's "Hayantar" government-linked organization is arrested for large scale corruption, which caused a financial damage to the state https://armenpress.am/arm/news/941599.html

In the 3 months following May, damages totaling AMD 29.2bln by corrupt officials has been uncovered and prosecuted. https://armenpress.am/arm/news/941546.html

State Oversight Service chief David Sanasaryan's investigation of "gold plate" driver licenses goes further. The department finds that some high ranking officials, including generals, received the plates illegally. The State Oversight Service has submitted the report to PM Pashinyan, who earlier issued an order to revoke former police chief's gold plates https://armenpress.am/arm/news/941539.html

State Oversight Service found multiple criminal actions worth $1.2mln in other government organizations, and has submitted the findings to the prosecutor's office. The details are hidden while the investigation continues https://news.am/arm/news/463169.html --- http://www.tert.am/am/news/2018/07/23/sanasaryan/2749596

State Oversight Service is currently investigating "Lusanshan" company which cooperated with the police to provide equipment and services. They have received AMD 3.4bln in funding from the government for several years. The investigation will show whether the funds were used properly https://news.am/arm/news/463170.html

State Oversight Service will also conduct investigations in Defense Ministry, Echmiatsin city, Artashat city, as well as Sanitek and Veolia Water companies https://news.am/arm/news/463178.html

Education Ministry vows to end the corrupt practice of purchasing diplomas in educational institutions, after series of incidents where directors were caught accepting bribes. Students who attend universities won't be able to skip classes and get away by purchasing the diploma later http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/142141

After a local resident files a complaint, the Minister of Territorial Administration Suren Papikyan conducts an investigation in Azatamut. Finds illegal conduct in the mayor's actions, submits the case to prosecutors. The mayor is accused of abuse of power, using resources for personal and family enrichment, unauthorized land deals http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/142138

PM Pashinyan's staff member shows the newly repaired part of a road, which is one of the 3 major roads connecting Armenia to Georgia. The repairs were finished in a month. Claims under the previous administration it took years to get anything done https://factor.am/69829.html

Yerevan's "Pure Iron factory" has been instructed to reduce the pollution, in addition to receiving penalty, for causing a damage to the environment http://ecolur.org/hy/news/officials/more-than-94-million-amd-damage-estimated-to-be-caused-to-environment-by-pure-iron-cjsc/10292/

Wrestler Gor Sahakyan becomes European champion in youth 50KG category https://armenpress.am/arm/news/941607.html

Ministry of Health will cooperate with Education Ministry to add a program in the 2019-2020 curriculum of young students about healthy lifestyle and staying away from bad habits http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/142017

Himandir Xorhrdaran and Sasna Tsrer (Jirayr Sefilian and Varujan Avetisyan) will form a new political party http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/142128

Large scale military training by Russian soldiers in Armenia. 3000 participants and 500 units of machinery in multiple locations https://www.a1plus.am/1633641.html

Culture Ministry lowers the rental fees for some of the popular theaters to ease the burden on organizations providing entertainment. If you ever decide to rent one and play your masterpiece, here are the prices! http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/141390

If you like comedy entertainment, check out Comedy Club in Yerevan. They'll arrive this autumn to celebrate Yerevan's 2,800th anniversary http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/142097

The drone privacy issue hits Armenia. Home owners in Hakhartsin are complaining that the environmental protection activists violate their privacy by filming their backyards and everyday life. The activists insist that they have filmed illegal deforestation activities by the locals, and that some of them have assaulted the activists for protecting the nature www.hraparak.am/posts/5b55f7825acf3506c8eb7780/ինչու-են-մեզ-հայհոյում-հաղարծինում-լարված-իրավիճակ-է

120 Startups, 1000 specialists, investors will meet in Sevan Startup Summit 2018. https://news.am/arm/news/463164.html

Armenia and Italy will produce anti-hail nets for farmers. Farmers will pay 40% less. Nets are more effective than anti-hail rocket systems https://youtu.be/ttlpQ5V0Tsw?t=1174


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