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Head of the Judiciary Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service of Armenia Mihran Poghosyan used budgetary funds for personal needs, MP from the Armenian National Congress Levon Zurabyan said in the parliament on Wednesday.
He said that the service bought a number of cars for personal needs from Catherine Group, a company owned by Poghosyan. "So, it turns out that Mr. Poghosyan bought cars from his own self but used budgetary for the purchase," Zurabyan said.
He asked the Cabinet members if they were aware of the deal. "If yes, why then didn't you make Mr. Poghosyan responsible?" Zurabyan said. Armenia's Justice Minister Hrayr Tovmasyan said that none of the service's employees has the right to have a business. "You may appeal to the Ethics Committee if you have any suspicions," he told Zurabyan.
"But there are documents clearly saying that Mr.Poghosyan is the owner of Catherine Group. And if you give no adequate response, you are incompetent or are part of this corrupt deal," Zurabyan said.
In his turn, Tovmasyan said that Zurabyan is incompetent in law. "To be the founder of a company and its manager is two different things," he said.