Armenian NSS reveals criminal band consisting of former leadership of Armenian A...
The preliminary investigation of the criminal case evoked on purchases at Armenian Atomic Station company has been completed at the Armenian National Security Service. During the investigation it has been found out that the the CEO of the AAS Gagik Markosyan, commercial director Rubik Movsisyan, deputy CEO on financial-economic issues M. Movsisyan and head of purchase department E. Kazaryan set up a criminal group and using their authority committed embezzlement reaching great amounts. Thanks ...Former Armenian deputy Attorney General appointed aid to Russian Attorney General
Recently President of Russia Vladimir Putin appointed Mnatsakan Sargsyan, former deputy attorney general of Armenia, aid to the Russian Attorney General. According to the Russian mass media, he is the first foreigner to be appointed in such high post in Russia’s law system. This appointment has been of great surprised here. After being appointed Attorney General Gevorg Kostanyan dismissed Sargsyan from the office of the deputy Attorney General. Sargsyan is well known in t...Panama papers: Mossack Fonseca offices in El Salvador raided
Authorities in El Salvador have raided the offices of the Panama law firm at the centre of a massive data leak, the attorney general's office says. Documents and computer equipment were seized from the Mossack Fonseca office, officials said on Twitter. The attorney general's office said the Mossack Fonseca sign had been removed a day earlier and quoted an employee as saying the firm was moving. The leak showed how some wealthy people use offshore companies to evade tax. The raid was ove...Two arrests relating criminal band case
Leader of Homeland and Dignity Party Garnik Makaryan and chief shareholder of Yeghvard Fabric of Sports Shoes Vladimir Arakelyan have been arrested today. According to the National Security Service press office, they are suspected in cooperation with criminal band created by Arthur Vardanyan and in keeping illegal ammunition. Arthur Vardanyan and members of his band were arrested earlier in Yerevan Nork Marash district.'El Chapo': Mexico starts drug kingpin's extradition process to US
Mexico has formally started the process of extradition to the US of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. The authorities said Interpol officers served him papers at the Altiplano prison, near Mexico City. Guzman, 58, escaped from the maximum security jail in July and was recaptured on Friday. Mexico is also considering whether to investigate Hollywood actor Sean Penn, who interviewed Guzman soon after his jail break. Unnamed Mexican officials have said Penn's secret meeting helped lead th...Belgium arrests two over 'New Year plot'
Belgian police have arrested two people suspected of planning attacks in Brussels on New Year's eve. Raids took place on Sunday and Monday in different parts of the country, according to officials. Police seized military clothing and propaganda materials in the raids, but no weapons or explosives. Belgium has been on high alert since the attacks of 13 November in Paris. Several of the perpetrators are thought to have been based in Belgium. The suspects are accused of planning attacks against...Child 'locked in hidden Australia drug den'
Australian police have charged three people after a child was reportedly found locked inside an elaborate underground drugs compound. Police said the boy, aged eight, was kept locked in a small room in the compound for several weeks and was allowed outside only to do chores. The compound, located 300km north of Sydney, was hidden beneath an outdoor deck and accessible by trapdoor. It allegedly contained 225 cannabis plants. Three other children, aged between one and nine, were also found to ...Athletics doping crisis: Secret plan to delay naming Russian cheats
A senior athletics world governing body figure was planning to delay naming Russian drug cheats in the run-up to the 2013 World Championships in Moscow. The plan is outlined in an email from IAAF deputy general secretary Nick Davies to Papa Massata Diack. Diack, who worked as an IAAF marketing consultant at the time, is the son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack. Davies wrote he needed to "sit down" with the anti-doping team to discuss "Russian skeletons in the cupboard". The Englishman w...Armenia’s former deputy defense minister Vahan Shirkhanyan arrested
On December 19 within the framework of the criminal case opened after a criminal band has been revealed in Nork Marash former deputy defense minister Vahan Shirkhanyan has been arrested. According to the National Security Service Shirkhanyan is suspected in being engaged in the band and working in their favor and even giving concrete assignments.Fifa: FBI probing Sepp Blatter role in $100m bribery scandal
The FBI is investigating the role played by Fifa president Sepp Blatter in a $100m (£66.2m) bribes scandal, a BBC investigation has discovered. Sports marketing company ISL paid a total of $100m to officials including former Fifa president Joao Havelange and ex-Fifa executive Ricardo Teixeira. In return, ISL was granted lucrative television and marketing rights throughout the 1990s. Blatter denied knowing about the bribes and took no action. He even allowed Teixeira to take part in the...Oscar Pistorius guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp
Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after a South African appeals court overturned an earlier manslaughter verdict. Pistorius killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013 after shooting four times through a locked toilet door. He is currently under house arrest after spending one year of his original five-year sentence in jail. Pistorius will have to return to court to be re-sentenced, for murder. Pistorius, a six-time Paralympic gold medallist whose leg...Leader of newly revealed band arrested
Kentron and Nork Marash court satisfied the petition of the National Security Service and arrested the leader of band Arthur Vardanyan detained November 25. The lawyer of the suspect Levon Baghdasaryan said that the further actions will be agreed with his client.Ten members of band arrested in Armenia - NSS
National Security Service reported about revealing a band in Nork Marash district in Yerevan that was going to commit a number of grave crimes in Armenia. The band was headed by an Arthur Vardanyan, a former resident of Yerevan who now permanently resides abroad. According to a press release by the NSS, Vardanyan recently returned to Armenia to create and lead the band and acquire a large quantity of arms and arm supplies which were later found hidden in a private house rent specially for ...Vincent Asaro cleared over 'Goodfellas' heist
A reputed mobster has been found not guilty of planning a brazen 1978 airport heist that helped to inspire the Mafia film Goodfellas. After the verdict, the 80-year-old Vincent Asaro walked out of the courthouse in Brooklyn and threw his hands into the air, shouting: "Free!" He was cleared of murder, extortion and other crimes after a three-week trial. His arrest last year had raised hopes that one of the country's most infamous unsolved crimes would be closed. The theft by masked men of $5m...
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