Armenia’s Chief Compulsory Enforcement Officer submitted his resignation today after revelations that he owns shares in three companies registered in Panama, OCCRP partner Hetq.am said.
Major General of Justice Mihran Poghosyan’s role as head of Armenia’s Compulsory Enforcement Service (CES) required an in-depth knowledge of Armenian laws, rules, and regulations, OCCRP said in its article “The General: An Armenian Master Of Offshores”. Poghosyan was responsible for ensuring all court rulings were properly enforced.
Details of the offshore transactions linked to Poghosyan and two of his relatives were found in the Panama Papers, a mass of internal data from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. The data was obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and shared by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) with OCCRP and media partners around the world, including Hetq.am.