Armenia Ends Probe Into Mihran Poghosyan’s Panama Papers – occrp

Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) said Wednesday it stopped investigating the offshore accounts of former Major General of Justice Mihran Poghosyan after Swiss and Panamanian authorities refused to help the probe into Panama Papers revelations.

 

Mihran Poghosyan was Armenia’s Chief Compulsory Enforcement Officer until he resigned following the release of the Panama Papers (Photo: Mamuli qartughar CC BY-SA 4.0)However, the Swiss Federal Department of Justice told OCCRP in an email that they turned down the Armenian request for legal assistance on November 8, 2016 because the requirements of the request were not fulfilled.

But “the Armenian authorities can any time specify the request,” the email from Ingrid Ryser, a spokesperson for the Swiss Federal Department of Justice added.

Armenian authorities launched an investigation into last April’s media reports claiming the Panama Papers revealed that Poghosyan had shares in three offshore companies and that he was

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