Employees of the Armles state non-profit organization have been charged in the Armenian city of Stepanavan. According to the indictment, 619 trees were cut down as a result of their negligence and the state suffered $ 24,000 in damage.
It is reported by Report with reference to the Armenian press.
According to the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office, 8 employees of Armles’ Stepanavan forestry sector are accused of forgery and negligence.
The investigation revealed that these people did not raid 4 forest areas in the Gulagarak area, did not find or register illegally felled trees. In addition, they drew up fake acts regarding undecided trees.
Inspections in these areas revealed that 619 trees (of various types and diameters) were illegally felled, resulting in particularly large-scale damage to the fauna and flora, about 12.3 million drams (about $ 24,000).
The property of the accused was seized in order to repair the damage caused to the state. The criminal case was sent to court together with the indictment.