Hayrapet Mkrtchyan, Ex Gndevaz Community Head, RA Vayots Dzor Region, and his son, Laert Mkrtchyan, do not accept the accusation that 146,890,708 AMD of property damage was caused to Gndevaz: this is what they said on May 5 at the trial held in Yeghegnadzor City Court.
Reminder: a criminal case had been initiated against Ex Gndevaz Community Head and his son:
Ex Gndevaz Community Head bought a plot of land for the construction of a heap leaching facility for Geoteam CJSC (currently Lydian Armenia) for 410,130 AMD on the same of his son through a formal auction, then sold it for 147,300,838 AMD.
"I think that at the time of initiating a criminal case and before that, before choosing a precautionary measure, before involving as a defendant, the terms of criminal prosecution of Hayrapet and Laert Mkrtchyans had expired. The proceedings of the pre-trial proceedings executor on instigating a criminal case and initiating a criminal prosecution against Hayrapet and Laert Mkrtchyans are illegal and non-legitimate, as they have been reached under the conditions of having expired term for bringing to criminal liability. Given that the statute of limitations has expired and an indictment has been filed, the whole proceedings are initially illegal. Therefore, I filed a motion to make a decision to terminate the criminal case and stop the criminal prosecution against the defendants," Yerem Sargsyan said.
The court decided to discuss the motion at the next court hearing, which will take place on May 26, at 16:00.
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15:38 May 08, 2020