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Former defense minister questioned in white-collar crime case - CORRECTED

YEREVAN, JUNE 13, ARMENPRESS. Former defense minister Seyran Ohanyan has been questioned as part of an ongoing investigation probed by the investigative department of the State Revenue Committee.

A criminal case has been initiated in the committee regarding suspected abuses in the procurement and army-building branches of the defense ministry.

Two military officials have been charged with misconduct, embezzlement, bribery and fraud.

One of the officials is a former head of a industrial-technical department of the defense ministry, while the other one is a current head of department. The latter has been suspended.

Offices of certain high ranking defense ministry officials have been raided, a few dozen people have been questioned.

Questioned individuals include both former and incumbent officials, including former defense minister Seyran Ohanyan.

The investigation continues.


June 14, 08:22  local Yerevan time: The initial version of this article incorrectly reported that former defense minister Seyran Ohanyan has been questioned. In fact, the report was that a writ had been sent to Mr. Ohanyan to appear at the questioning. 

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan




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