Investigators again subpoena Armenia’s former chief bailiff over Panama Papers

YEREVAN, MARCH 22, ARMENPRESS. Former Armenian lawmaker and former Chief Compulsory Officer of Judicial Acts (chief bailiff) Mihran Poghosyan has been summoned to appear at a questioning by the Special Investigative Service (SIS) amid an ongoing investigation regarding his involvement in offshore companies in Panama, SIS spokesperson Marina Ohanjanyan told ARMENPRESS.

Ohanjanyan said Poghosyan has failed to appear for questioning earlier when authorities had once again summoned him. Poghosyan had claimed he was abroad.

“Poghosyan suggested being questioned online, which has been rejected because this kind of a process isn’t envisaged by law. The investigative body has once again summoned Poghosyan for questioning, recommending to mention the date of his return to Armenia,” she said.

The SIS did not provide other details at the moment.

Armenian authorities have confirmed reports that they have re-opened the criminal case into former MP Mihran Poghosyan’s involvement in offshore companies. The information first emerged in the Panama Papers

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