Armenia’s Investigative Committee has investigated a total of 551 criminal cases on corruption crimes in the first half of 2018 against the 332 similar cases of the same period last year.
The majority of the corruption cases (164 cases) investigated by the committee in the mentioned period referred to squandering and misappropriation through power abuse, the Investigative Committee told Panorama.am.
The rest of corruption investigations launched by the committee referred to abuse of official powers, abuse of power and transgression of authority or administrative dereliction, official forgery, bribe taking and giving, commercial bribe, bribing the participants and organizers of professional and commercial sports competitions or shows and other corruption offenses.
The committee says from January to June 2018, 47 corruption cases with 102 defendants were submitted to court with indictment. Out of those, 20 cases with 45 defendants were investigated by the General Military Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee.