Company’s illegal actions revealed: damage caused to the state compensated
On 5 August, Police officers were conducting legal operations at а company's office. During this time, persons who introduced themselves as lawyers intervened in the police actions, giving rise to unnecessary conjectures with their statements and behavior.
The Department for Combating Corruption and Economic Crimes of the General Department of Criminal Police of the RA Police received operational information that the construction company, during the construction of the building at 4/4 Grigor Lusavorich Street, Yerevan in 2019, submitted false (falsified) reports to the tax authorities, in which it is noted that 48 employees of the company were paid a monthly salary in the amount of 68 to 150 thousand AMD, instead of 22 million 855 thousand AMD, issued for the payment of salaries, the company actually paid a 50-60 percent larger amount as a salary, a total of 52 million 543 thousand 800 AMD, presumably evading tax obligations.
As a result of a number of procedural actions taken by the Police officers within the framework of the initiated criminal case, including the inspection of the scene of the incident, documents confirming the above circumstances were found in the company's office and attached to the prepared materials on this case. The obtained factual data were forwarded to the Investigation and Operational Intelligence Department of the State Revenue Committee of the Republic of Armenia, from where a "preliminary calculation of the damage caused to the state" was received, according to which the amount of damage caused to the state as a result of operations on the payment of salaries to individuals that did not receive the appropriate registration amounted to 7 million 750 thousand 980 AMD.
While preparing the materials, the company's management, realizing the nature of the abuses committed, in order not to create additional obstacles, refused the services of a lawyer, on its own initiative, made an adjustment to the report on unpaid taxes and fines, and completely restored the damage caused to the state.
As a result, the initiation of a criminal case was rejected, and the normal activities of the organization continue.
Note: Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a manner prescribed by the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Armenia and found guilty by a court decision that has entered into legal force.