Former judge of Rostov region is suspected of fraud with Tsapok's land plot

Former judge of Rostov region is suspected of fraud with Tsapok's land plot
Nadezhda Tsapok

The judge Svetlana Martynova is suspected of swindling on an especially large scale.

The Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case against the former judge of the Arbitration Court of Rostov region Svetlana Martynova. She is suspected of swindling on an especially large scale. According to investigators, the judge received 40 million rubles from the owners for the acquisition of agricultural land, belonging to Nadezhda Tsapok.

Investigators believed that Martynova has initiated the fraud. Presumably, five years ago, she offered two businessmen a patronage in obtaining territories in Kushchevskaya district of Krasnodar region, which belonged to Nadezhda Tsapok. For her services the judge asked 52 million rubles, and another 22.5 million rubles as compensation for the entrepreneur. The ownership to the land was transferred to a specially created fictitious company. This amount was transferred to the account of Martynova, but she did not fulfilled her obligations and transferred shares of the shell company to their relatives. Thus, the judge stole 52 million rubles from entrepreneurs.

The Investigation Department of the ICR in Rostov region will investigate this case. The institution of criminal proceedings against Martynova was authorized by the Supreme Qualification Collegium of Judges.

The Tsapok family became known after the massacre in Kushchevskaya village. Then it was killed a local farmer Server Ametov and 11 members of his family, four of which are children. The investigation revealed that the crime was committed by the gang of Sergey Tsapok. The leader of the OCG was actively helped by his mother Nadezhda Tsapok, who was engaged in financial swindling and legalization of illegally obtained funds. In July 2016 she was sentenced to 7.5 years in a general regime penal colony with a fine of 500 thousand rubles.

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