Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Armenia

Lawmaker Accused Of Corruption Stripped Of Immunity

Vardan Oskanian (file photo)Vardan Oskanian (file photo)
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Vardan Oskanian (file photo)
Vardan Oskanian (file photo)
By RFE/RL's Armenian Service
YEREVAN -- Armenia's parliament has voted to strip a lawmaker of his immunity.

The Prosecutor-General's Office had asked parliament to remove Vardan Oskanian's immunity so investigators could move forward with a probe into money-laundering.

Oskanian, a former foreign minister, is facing allegations that he tried to launder some $1.4 million he received illegally from his partners by using the bank account of his Sivilitas foundation.

Oskanian has denied any wrongdoing, saying the case was politically motivated to target his Prosperous Armenia party.
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