Expensive Justice: Who is the Richest Judge in Yerevan City?

The Chairman of the Court has only 3 million AMD while the judge of the same court is 40 times more money. The differences in the First Instance Courts of Yerevan are numerous. There are courts where the all judges including the Chairman of the court are unlikely to have as much income as only one judge in another court. Anyway, let’s talk about statistics; we shall present it by the courts, and further sum up, who are the richest 5 judges.

Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash Administrative Districts Yerevan City

R_VardazaryanAt the beginning of 2014, Ruben Vardazaryan, Chairman of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash Administrative Districts had 103 thousand USD and 15 million AMD. At the end of the year his assets harshly decreased and totaled to 1 million AMD and 55 thousand USD. In 2014 he bought an apartment worth about 55 million AMD.

In 2011 his remuneration was 6 million AMD, income from the interests of loans (credits) and other compensation totaled to 126 thousand AMD. In 2012 Ruben Vardazaryan bought an apartment worth 45 million AMD and a cottage worth 27 million AMD. In 2012 the Chairman of the Court received a donation of 73,3 million AMD.

In 2014 he bought an apartment worth about 55 million AMD, gave loans of 72 thousand USD, as well as gave and received a 50 thousand USD loan.

Revenues at the beginning of the year amounted to 15 million AMD, 103 thousand USD and, in the end reduced accordingly to 1 million AMD and 55 thousand USD.

If we replace his revenues and financial assets in dollars to the Armenian Drams and add the cost of the property he bought during the year, it will turn out that in 2014 Mr. Vardazaryan had 138.9 million AMD.

In 2011, Judge Gagik Khandaryan received a conation of 3,8 million AMD. He had 18 million AMD and 34 thousand USD. There are no essential changes in the next years. At the end of 2014, the cash assets of the official amounted to 20 million AMD and 35 million USD; the salary in the tax year was 6.9 million AMD.

The funds of the Judge’s wife Hripsime Gyamjyani in 2014 amounted to 25.9 thousand AMD, 15 thousand USD.

Thus the judge’s and his wife’s assets totaled to 48,4 million AMD.

In 2011, Judge Edik Avetisyan had 11 million AMD. No essential changes were recorded in the next years. In 2014 his funds increased and amounted to 13 million AMD, remuneration was 8,9 million AMD.

Although his wife’s salary in 2011 did not exceed 4 million AMD in 2014, and in 2014 it reached to 1,6 million AMD, but her funds through these years were more than 30 million AMD and in 2014 they amounted to 33 million AMD.

Thus the judge’s and his wife’s assets totaled to 46 million AMD.

Arayik Melkumyan, Judge of the same court he is known as one of the candidates to ECHR Jude from Armenia, at the beginning of 2011 had 80 million AMD and 120 thousand USD. By the end of the year he had 25 million AMD and 30 thousand USD.

In other words, the actual funds decreased by 4 times. In 2014 he bought a 10 million AMD worth LEXUS RX 350 car. Salaries for 2014 amounted to 7.6 million AMD.

Thus the judge’s funds and the purchased property amounted to 29 million AMD.

Karine Petrosyan is one of the women judges of the court. In 2011 she had not declared any funds. But she had received 5 thousand Euros and 1 million AMD loans. In 2012 she bought a RENAULT DUSTER 2.0 car for the cost of 7,8 million AMD. And she had relieved a loan of the same amount. Her funds from zero at the beginning of the year amounted to 20 million AMD at the end of the year. Her remuneration amounted to 14 million AMD.

In 2014 she bought a garage worth 6 million AMD. The cash assets by the end of the year amounted to 12 million AMD.

If we sum up this information it will turn out that in 2014 the judge had 18 million AMD. Her remuneration in the fiscal year amounted to 15 million AMD.

Court of General Jurisdiction of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun Administrative Districts Yerevan City

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In 2014, Armen Danielyan, Chairman of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun Administrative Districts sold his BMW X5 4.4 car for 50 thousand USD.

At the end of the same year his cash assets totaled to 35 million AMD, 280 thousand USD and 150 thousand Euros. His income in the fiscal year, that is remuneration and other similar payments were 4,6 million AMD. In 2012 his income decreased and amounted to 15 million AMD, 245 thousand USD and 150 thousand Euros. In 2013 while assuming the office, Armen Danielyan declared 3 apartments. He bought a LEXUS LX 570 car. At the end of 2014 the income of the Chairman of the Court increased by a negligible percentage. The income of his wife, Eliza Aghababyan in 2012 totaled to 32 million AMD, whereas her remuneration and other similar payments in the fiscal year amounted to 432 thousand AMD.

Thus the assets of the Chairman of the Court in 2014 amounted to 17 million AMD, 245 thousand USD and 148 thousand Euros and his wife had 32 million AMD. The total sum of their assets in AMD amounted to 242,7 million AMD.

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The funds of Armen Khachatryan, Judge of the same court in the period of 2011-2014 did not have considerable changes. The last declaration indicates 53 million AMD and 100 thousand USD. Remuneration was 5,6 million AMD.

His spouse Lusine Melik Sargsyan had 3 million AMD and 50 thousand USD in 2014.

Thus the judge and his wife have 127 million AMD.

Judge Hovik Shahnazaryan assumed the office in 2014. This judge who has 63 thousand USD and 13,5 million AMD has declared only an OPEL VECTRA 1.8 I car with the market price will not exceed 5 thousand USD.

His wife’s Narine Shahzadyan at the end of 2014 had 14 thousand USD, 600 thousand AMD and 100 thousand Russian rubles.

Thus the judge and his wife have 51,7 million AMD.

Court of General Jurisdiction of Shengavit Administrative District Yerevan City

The figures in the Court of General Jurisdiction of Shengavit Administrative District are rather modest. As a whole this court cannot be considered as a court having wealthy judges. The Chairman of the Court has no considerable income or funds as well.

The richest here is Judge Armen Chichoyan. His funds in the period of 2011 – 2014 amounted to 15 million AMD and 45 thousand USD.

Thus he has declared 36 million AMD.

Court of General Jurisdiction of Erebuni and Nubarashen Administrative District of Yerevan City

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In 2011, Arthur Ohanyan, Chairman of the Court of General Jurisdiction Erebuni and Nubarashen Administrative Districts had 50 million AMD and 64 thousand USD. In 2013 he bought a 33 thousand USD worth TOYOTA CAMRY 2.4 car. In 2014 his funds amounted to 46 million AMD and 50 thousand USD.

In 2014, his spouse Tatevik Ohanyan had 10 million AMD, 32 thousand USD and 80 thousand Russian rubles. Mrs. Ohanyan received a donation of 130 thousand AMD as well.

Thus the couple has 95 million AMD.

Judge of this court Artush Gabrielyan has nearly the same funds since 2011. In 2014 he declared 10 million AMD and 55 thousand USD

In 2014 his wife, Lilit Gabrielyan sold a TOYOTA RAV 4 2.4car for 11 thousand USD. At the end of the fiscal year she bought a 21 thousand USD worth LEXUS RX 350 car. She also got a donation of 10 thousand USD.

The funds of the judge’s wife at the end of the year amounted to 22 million USD and 5 thousand USD.

In total the couple has 70 million AMD.

Court of General Jurisdiction of Avan and Nor Nork Administrative District of Yerevan City

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The wealth of only one judge of this court neutralizes the funds of all the others. In 2011 Judge davit Harutyunyan bought a non-residential premises in an apartment house with 19,6 million AMD and an apartment worth 49,7 million AMD. In addition he bought a MITSUBISHI PAJERO 3.5 car with 50 thousand USD. His funds at the beginning of the fiscal year amounted to 100 million AMD and 220 thousand USD. At the end of the year his funds decreased and amounted to 15 million AMD (the reason of the decrease is the purchased property)

At the end of 2014 the funds of the judge amounted to 16 million AMD and 200 thousand USD.

Ruzanna Mantashyan, his wife does not work (as it is indicated in the declaration), however she possesses 457 thousand USD and 15 million AMD.

Thus, in 2014, the judge and his wife have 351 million AMD.

Davit Harutyunyan, Judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Avan and Nor Nork Administrative District of Yerevan City, is the richest judge among the judges of the first instance courts. Notably he is the richest according the submitted declaration.

Court of General Jurisdiction of Ajapnyak and Davitashen Administrative District of Yerevan City

One of the female judges of this court Ani Mkhitaryan has 29 million AMD and 77 thousand USD. Her funds in Armenian currency amounted to 65 million AMD.

The next wealthy judge of this court is a woman as well. Marine Melkonyan’s funds in 2011 amounted to 15,5 million AMD and 67 thousand USD. No essential changes were registered in the next years. At the end of 2014 she had 17,5 million AMD and 67 thousand USD. Her funds in Armenian currency amounted to 49 million AMD.

Court of General Jurisdiction of Malatia-Sebastia Administrative District of Yerevan City

In 2011, Garik Avagyan, Chairman of the Court of General Jurisdiction Malatia-Sebastia Administrative Districts had 14 million AMD and 11,6 thousand USD. At the moment of assuming the office in 2014 he had declared one apartment and a garage, as well as 22,5 million AMD and 12 thousand USD. Thus his funds amount to 28 million AMD.

Judge Arthur Mkrtchyan at the end of 2011 had 3,7 million USD. In 2014 he sold a LEXUS RX 330 car for 9 million AMD. As a result his funds amounted to 11 million AMD.

So the richest judges are:

351 million AMD

Davit Harutyunyan, Judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Avan and Nor Nork Administrative District of Yerevan City

242,7 million AMD

Armen Danielyan, Judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun Administrative Districts Yerevan City

138,9 million AMD

Ruben Vardazaryan, Judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash Administrative Districts Yerevan City

127 million AMD

Armen Khachatryan, Judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun Administrative Districts Yerevan City

95 million AMD

Arthur Ohanyan, Judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Erebuni and Nubarashen Administrative Districts Yerevan City

Gevorg Tosunyan

Iravaban.net

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