A New Body Established to Fight Corruption

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenia’s Prosecutor General’s Office announced that a special division to combat government corruption has been established.

Chief prosecutor Aghvan Hovsepian–said the department’s regulatory powers will be clarified in the coming ten days to establish the direction of its activities–but that no new employees will be hired to carry out the job. The special division will work uncover and prevent corruption in the judicial system–tax and customs agencies–as well as the prosecutor’s office.

The new body is expected to cooperate closely with the presidential oversight service.

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