Court arrested ex-Prosecutor General of Armenia on corruption charges

A Yerevan court has imprisoned former chairman of the Investigative Committee and ex-Prosecutor General of Armenia Aghvan Hovsepyan for two months. He was detained on charges of fraud and money laundering.

– Aghvan Hovsepyan was arrested. The arrest ruling will be appealed to a higher instance, – said lawyer Gagik Khachatryan. Interfax reports.

The lawyer added that Hovsepyan denies his guilt.

According to the press service of the Special Investigation Service, Aghvan Hovsepyan, who held the post of Prosecutor General from 2004 to 2013, then Chairman of the Investigative Committee from 2014 to 2018, took part in the management of a number of private organizations. Investigators also accuse him of receiving $ 385,000 in bribes and fraudulent theft of property worth $ 1.6 million.

Hovsepyan has also been accused of legalizing property in the amount of $ 2.6 million

The former chairman of the Investigative Committee was detained on Tuesday.

Aghvan Hovsepyan resigned in June 2018 after Pashinyan swept to power in Armenia in 2018.