A short time ago the trial on the case of the “Financial Pyramid” under the presiding judge Ruzanna Bargeghyan was over in the Criminal Court of Appeal.
Before that the court turned to Arthur Andreasyan, the only defendant on this case asking if he has any new evidence to present or if he wants to come up with a motion. The defendant said that he supports the mediation motions by his defender and has nothing to add.
The court finished the trial and went to the deliberation room to make a decision which will be published today.
Notably, the defendant’s defender Mnatsakan Sargsyan has made an appeal on this case asking to quash the sentence passed against Arthur Andreasyan by the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork Marash Administrative Districts and to acquit him. The prosecutor has also made an appeal claiming to tighten the punishment.
The First Instance Court, under the presiding judge Gagik Poghosyan, has sentenced the defendant to 10 years of imprisonment with the confiscation of 200 million AMD.
In that case the names of Colonel Karen Babakekhyan, Major General Nerses Nazaryan have been touched upon. Namely, according to the indictment in June 2010, he fraudulently appropriated a significant amount of money from Colonel Karen Babakekhyan, Major General Nerses Nazaryan and from his son Armen Nazaryan, who is the owner of the network of “Moskvichka” stores in Yerevan and has obtained the property right on their real estate.
However, in the First Instance Court, Nerses Nazaryan noted that neither he, nor his son and his relatives have lent money to A. Andreasyan on any condition, haven’t received interests and there haven’t been any conversations on returning money. The same has been claimed by Babakhanyans.
Whereas the defendant A. Andreasyan sees the factor of Vano Siradeghyan in connection with this case.