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.
UPDATES AND CORRECTIONS:
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