YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Eighty-one members of parliament on June 18 voted to support the Prosecutor General’s motion to launch criminal proceedings against an arrested lawmaker, Manvel Grigoryan, the former general, who is suspected of embezzling military supplies and illegal possession of firearms.
Only three members of Parliament voted against prosecution, chairman of the counting committee Gagik Melikyan said.
Grigoryan, who chairs the Yerkrapah Volunteer Union, a paramilitary organization, was arrested on June 16 by national security service in his hometown of Echmiadzin (Vagharshapat).
The Republican Party member is suspected in embezzling military supplies and illegal possession of firearms.
Agents found huge amounts of military weapons and ammunition and supplies, including donated food, clothing and even include letters written by schoolchildren during the days of the April War of 2016.
The National Security Service (NSS) released on Sunday a video of searches carried out by its officers at Grigoryan’s vast villas and other properties.