20 Sep 2011

Police Chief Arrested for Corruption

A corruption investigation initiated last week against Colonel Margar Ohanian, chief of the Armenian traffic police, led yesterday to his arrest. According to the Special Investigative Service (SIS), Ohanian is accused of abuse of power and embezzlement of public funds.

This case follows another investigation on a traffic police officer, Colonel Stepan Karakhanian, who was arrested on August 26th and released yesterday. Karakhanian also faces charges of embezzlement.

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