Topic: Corruption

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan Special to the Mirror-Spectator I have never described the events of April-May 2018 as a “revolution” for two reasons. The first is that Serzh Sargsyan gave up power with reason and wisdom, making the[...]

YEREVAN – Gagik Khachatryan, a controversial former finance minister, was arrested on Tuesday, August 27 as part of a corruption investigation conducted by Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS). Another law-enforcement agency[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia’s current government has made “serious progress” in combatting corruption in the country but should not “rest on its laurels,” a senior European Union diplomat said on Tuesday, February 26. Piotr[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Former Mayor of Hrazdan Aram Danielyan was arrested on Tuesday, February 26, on suspicion of embezzlement and misuse of state funds, the Investigative Committee said. Danielyan is suspected of embezzling land and[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — A controversial brother of Armenia’s former President Serzh Sargsyan has been formally charged with fraud, his lawyer said on Tuesday, February 19. The lawyer, Mihran Poghosian said that the accusation stems from[...]

By Ani Mejlumyan YEREVAN (Eurasianet) — When Serzh Sargsyan cast his vote at a school gymnasium in Armenia’s December 9 parliamentary elections, it took several tries for the machine reading his fingerprints to recognize him. A video[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — A court in Yerevan on December 31 granted bail to former President Serzh Sargsyan’s former chief bodyguard less than two months after he was again arrested on corruption charges. Vachagan Ghazaryan, who headed former[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Law-enforcement authorities on Monday, December 3, moved to arrest on corruption charges a member of Armenia’s outgoing parliament representing former President Serzh Sargsyan’s Republican Party (HHK). Armenia’s[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — The government is likely to refuse the offered property donations from ex-general Manvel Grigoryan and ex-customs official Armen Avetisyan, since the general prosecution might have objections, Chairman of the State[...]

BERLIN (RFE/RL) — Armenia’s ambassador to Germany Ashot Smbatyan on November 5 categorically denied any ties to local Armenian criminal groups after an investigation conducted by two leading German media made the allegation, citing[...]