Former Yerevan Mayor being probed for alleged violations

Former Yerevan Mayor being probed for alleged violations

PanARMENIAN.Net - The General Prosecutor’s office will examine alleged violations by former mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan who held the position for three years beginning from 2018.

The agency will decide whether violations revealed by the State Supervision Service (SSS) constitute crimes and what share of guilt Marutyan can have in them.

While the authorities continue with the investigation, the ex-Mayor and his Deputy Hrachya Sargsyan, who is the current Mayor of the city, have yet to comment on the matter.

44 members of the Yerevan City Council voted in favor of a no confidence motion against Marutyan in December 2021. City Council members claimed that the time that Marutyan had failed honor and implement his campaign promises, leaving the ruling party and severed ties with the government.

Once Marutyan was removed from office, it was revealed that the State Supervision Service was conducting an investigation in the Municipality. Expenses made during 2018-2022 were probed and violations of AMD 8.5 billion were uncovered.

The report from the State Control Service specifically emphasized that said violations exceeded those discovered during the 7-year tenure of former mayor Taron Margaryan, who was a member of the then ruling Republic Party.

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