YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Trustworthy sources told Noyan Tapan that $100,000 has disappeared from the budget of the Armenian Airlines company (AAL). The sources also said that former director of AAL Yerevan Office Souren Grigorian is suspected in the aforementioned embezzlement. Apparently Grigorian lost huge sums in a casino–and has currently fled Armenia.
The Armenian Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that criminal proceedings were instituted in connection with the embezzlement. However nothing else was said to maintain the confidentiality of the investigation.