YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 6, The RA Military Prosecutor’s Office carried out an in-depth study of state protection of state interests in the process of acquisition, maintenance and use of material resources by the engineering services of the Armed Forces Engineering Departments and subdivisions of the Armed Forces.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Armenia informed “Armenpress” that the aim was to find out the existence and operation of material resources of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia, the existence of violations and abuses in the organization of the service, the causes and conditions contributing to their formation, the legality of the operation of technical and other equipment, the existence of the damage caused to the state and non-recoverable damages, the official duty of officials issued non-performance, improper performance of circumstances.
2018 In the first half of the year 11 cases of sampling were registered in 10 cases, which caused damage to the state made about 50 million drams. According to the results of investigations, criminal cases have been instituted on 7 cases of violation.
The results of the study indicate that recorded violations, abuses and shortcomings refer to almost all aspects of service organization, acceptance, storage, distribution, use of material resources, etc.
Particularly, the study of the State Interests Protection Department of the RA Central Military Prosecutor’s Office revealed that in 2014-2016, In the course of the contractual prices for separate engineering services, the contractual prices have been exaggerated or a service renovation has been presented in documents twice, including being in another work.
Studies conducted in 5 military units have revealed that during the years 2015-2018, fraudulent documents have been formulated for non-performing marching, heavy duty vehicles or vehicles, with a large amount of fuel consumed, and the speedometer has been added kilometers, reported in fact unfulfilled works: As a result, the state has caused large and particularly large damage to each case. As a result of only one study, the initial damage to the state makes about 23 million drams. Criminal cases have been instigated on the crimes provided for in Articles 1 and 375 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia. The investigation is underway.
According to a study carried out in another military unit, factual data has been obtained that the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia, with the exception of the right of subsoil use, provided a large amount of diesel fuel for the transportation of red sand, with a large part of the total value of 14.646.000 Armenian drams There is no data on the location and purpose of the use, which can prove to be in reality a smaller amount of red sand and the addition of diesel fuel at a total cost of AMD 2,582,300. The criminal case was initiated based on the crime described in Article 291 (2) and (179) of the RA Criminal Code.
A study conducted by the State Interests Protection Division of the RA Central Military Prosecutor’s Office has also provided data on the fact that in 2014-2016, During the period, the prices for purchase contracts with the total value of AMD 403.699.900 concluded with two organizations for the purchase of spare parts for the engineering equipment are exaggerated. There have been no unusual cases when the same products were sold by the provider to other organizations at a substantially lower price than the contractual prices with the RA Ministry of Defense. The results of this study were also sent to the DNC of the Investigative Committee of the RA.
The RA Military Prosecutor informed the RA Minister of Defense on the detected violations. In addition, a number of assignments were given to garrison military prosecutors in order to ensure more effective and coordinated work on the protection of state interests in the Armed Forces’ military forces and other relevant military units. Particularly, the task is to work closely with the military police units and other operational bodies of the Ministry of Defense to investigate operative information from the bodies regarding property and non-property interests of the state and to plan future actions based on them. Additionally, it was also instructed to be consistent in the detriment of the property interests of the state,