Arrested EU mission staffer's home searched amid embezzlement probe

17:33 • 03.05.17



As part of the criminal case involving employees of the EU Delegation to Armenia, law enforcement officers have searched the apartment of a recently arrested project coordinator (suspected of embezzling grant funds_.

The Investigative Committee ordered also other necessary investigative operations in Marine Papyan’s house, a spokesperson for the agency, Sona Truzyan  told Tert.am. But she refrained from giving further details.

According to earlier reports in the Armenian media, the embezzled funds amount to 400 million Armenian Drams (approx US 850,000).


Papyan is facing charges under Article 178 of the Criminal Code (Swindling).


Thirteen more employees of the mission were earlier detained over complicity in the affair.


In a statement on Saturday, the Committee said that a project manager of the office was facing criminal charges in the grants fraud case.

 

Betghehem Arabyan





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