The National Security Service today provided details on the money laundering case instigated against ex-minister of foreign affairs Vardan Oskanyan's Civilitas Foundation and revealed that the charge was related to the de facto sale of Huntsman Building Products Ltd. for nearly 2 million dollars without any payment of taxes and the transfer of nearly 1,135,000 dollars of that sum to the accounts of founding President of Civilitas Foundation Vardan Oskanyan and member of the Foundation's board of trustees Tigran Karapetyan.
Interestingly, Huntsman Building Products terminated its activities in Armenia in 2009 and was sold in 2010 by the permission of the State Commission on the Protection of Economic Competition. It was later joined with a company and only now, ahead of the presidential elections, has the NSS noticed that some taxing liabilities haven't been fulfilled and money has been laundered.
"A1+" asked press speaker of the National Security Service Artsvin Baghramyan why the NSS was revealing violations that had been made by Civilitas Foundation years after the Foundation's establishment, recalling Vardan Oskanyan's allegation that the NSS was fulfilling a political order.
"Everything is stated in the statement. There is no political order," said the NSS press speaker.
When asked whether Vardan Oskanyan would be criminally punished for this act, Baghramyan said he couldn't say anything because Oskanyan was still being interrogated as an eyewitness."
We mention that the National Security Service has called ex-minister of foreign affairs Vardan Oskanyan to another interrogation tomorrow.