Armenia’s Prosecutor General’s Office has told Hetq that the extradition of businessman Ashot Sukiasyan from Tbilisi to Yerevan will take place in a matter of days.
Georgia is examining the documents it received from Armenia regarding extraditing businessman Ashot Sukiasyan, Temur Dolidze, head of the press service of the Georgian Prosecutor-General, informed Hetq.
Priton Kenkebashvili, one of the two lawyers defending Ashot Sukiasyan, now being held in Tbilisi for extradition to Armenia, told Hetq that he’s been taken off the case by the person who hired him.
Armenian authorities now have forty days to present extradition papers to Georgia in order to return Sukiasyan who was arrested at Tbilisi International Airport on Friday after embarking from a flight from Istanbul.
Despite the continuing resonance of the Cyprus financial imbroglio in Armenia, AmeriaBank, a major ‘player’, seems intent to push the entire process to its logical conclusion.
This chain of “coincidences” continued to grow. The government decided to spur the diamond reprocessing sector in Armenia; Minister of the Economy Nerses Yeritsyan “accidentally” invites the representatives of 23 business organizations to his office and then introduces them to diamond businessman Ashot Sukiasyan who, “by chance”, is also there.
The names of Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan and Archbishop Navasard Kjoyan appear on a registry document of a company registered in Cyprus to which large amounts of cash from bank loans were funneled.
The names of Sargsyan and Kjoyan appear on Wilspera’s registry document, at the Cyprus State Registry, as equal shareholders in the company along with a third man, Ashot Sukiasyan.
Businessman Paylak Hayrapetyan has called on Armenia’s newly appointed Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan to immediately look into the offshore fraud case, no matter who might be implicated.