YEREVAN, March 12. /ARKA/. Armenia’s State Revenue Committee (SRC) initiated 134 criminal cases in 2018 revealing a total of 23.9 billion drams worth damage caused to the government, the deputy head of the agency Rustam Badasyan told reporters on Monday.
He said some 16.1 billion drams worth damage was caused by compressed natural gas filling stations. Developer companies caused 1.27 billion drams worth damage, logistical companies – 2.2 billion drams worth damage and insurance companies – 427.2 million drams worth damage.
According to him, in 2017, some 57 such criminal cases had been launched revealing 1.83 billion drams worth damage. In 2016 – 86 cases had been launched which revealed 5.4 million drams worth damage. He said some 8.55 billion drams worth damage caused last year has been recovered. The figure makes about 35% of the total damage caused to the state in 2018.
In his words, the rest of the damage caused is under consideration by the investigation department of the SRC. The investigation can last for years, he explained.
According to Badasyan, the SRC cancelled 98 cases involving the failure of stores to provide cash register receipts in the amount of 70.5 million drams, and another 16 cases against companies which had unregistered workers. All the companies were SMEs, he said. ($1- 489.08 drams).