corruption in Caucasus

Pashinyan’s deputy minister caught on corruption

According to the National Security Service of Armenia, Gevork Loretsyan, deputy minister of education, science, culture and sport, was taken into custody. Loretsyan is accused of bribery on a particularly large scale. The investigation …

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Former finance minister detained in Armenia

Former Armenian finance minister Gagik Khachatryan was arrested, the National Security Service of Armenia reported. He was arrested after the searches carried out yesterday in houses and apartments of the former …

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Armenia’s Armavir community head accused of embezzling

The head of the Armenia’s Armavir community is accused of embezzling, Armenian Investigative Committee’s press service reported. According to the report, in 2014-2017 the head of Armavir village added false data to the lists …

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Former Hrazdan mayor charged

Former mayor of Hrazdan Aram Danielyan has been charged with embezzlement of property in especially large amounts, head of Investigative Committee’s public relations department Naira Harutyunyan said. …

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Police officer detained over bribe-taking in Yerevan

A police officer was detained in Yerevan over bribe-taking, the press service of the National Security Service of Armenia reported. An Armenian citizen reported that the policeman demanded a bribe in the amount of about $700 …

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Samvel Mayrapetyan formally accused

Armenian businessman Samvel Mayrapetyan, detained by the Special Investigative Service on October 7, was formally accused of complicity in bribery today, spokeswoman for the Special Investigation Service Marina …

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World Bank: Georgia leads in fighting corruption

Georgia has reached a historic high in terms of effectiveness of corruption control and governance, according to the World Bank report 'Worldwide Governance Indicators'. Georgia scored 77.40% on Control of Corruption 100% scale, …

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New anti-corruption body to be created in Armenia

Armenia's government intends to create an anti-corruption body, endowed with the necessary powers and tools, Armenia's newly appointed Minister of Justice Artak Zeynalyan said. "The body will carry out …

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