'MONEY LAUNDERING': $123,000 ALLOCATED FOR COLLECTING INFORMATION ON REFUGEES IN ARMENIA

'Money Laundering': $123,000 Allocated for Collecting Information on
Refugees in Armenia The State Migration Service of the RA Ministry of
Territorial Administration has allocated 50 million 146 thousand AMD
(about $123 thousand USD) in 2013 for the development and exchange
of information on refugees, reports local daily Zhoghovurd.

According to documents in the newspaper's possession, this amount has
been given to the state non-profit organization Computer Center, tasked
with collecting, processing, and archiving information on refugees.

"That money laundering occurs mainly through such programs is known
to many. However, another fact is noteworthy here: the migration
service has allocated about 14 million AMD to the state non-profit
organization Dormitories for maintenance work in the buildings housing
refugees. That is, almost 3.5 times more money is spent on collecting
information on refugees than on meeting the needs of [those] refugees,"
reports the paper.

10.02.2013 15:13 epress.am