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A conference of representatives of the religious organization The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) will be held in Yerevan June 17.
A Yerevan-based newspaper "Hraparak" writes that many Mormons from the USA will attend the event. The given report is quite significant in the light of the criminal case against Civilitas Foundation founded by ex-foreign minister of Armenia, parliamentarian representing Prosperous Armenia Party, Vardan Oskanyan. The criminal case mentions the name of John Huntsman, one of the heads of the Mormon Church.
The criminal case against the Civilitas Foundation concerns the $2mln transaction for the sale of Huntsman Building Products, an Armenia-based company owned by US-based Polymer Materials and Huntsman International, says the National Security Service of Armenia. "As a result of some inaccuracies in the contract, the transaction was not submitted to the tax authorities and therefore left untaxed. Of the charity funds left in Armenia according to the
wish of the American side, as much as $1,135,000 was not spent for charity but was transferred to accounts opened by the founder and president of the Civilitas Foundation Vartan Oskanian and the Foundation's trustee Tigran Karapetyan, with part of the money used for personal needs.
Oskanyan, in turn, considers the criminal case fabricated in order to exert political pressure upon him.