Top Official Arrested


06:23 pm | July 22, 2009


Hovik Hovhannisian, a top official of the State Revenue Committee at
the Armenian Government, was detained on July 21 within the framework
of a criminal case investigated by the Special Investigation Service.

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office Hovik Hovhannisian is
charged under Articles 178 and 325 of the Criminal Code.

In particular, the preliminary investigation revealed that during
May-June of 2007, Hovhannisian forced his father-in-law Garnik
Sargsian, a major enterpriser, to lead false enterprising activities,
which brought great harms to the state. Hovhannisian also plundered
107, 967, 000 drams from the Sevan branch of VTB-Armenia bank
presenting G. Sargsyan’s death certificate and forged bank checks.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS