Former judge of Rostov region is suspected of fraud with Tsapok's land plot
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.
Larisa Markus, ex-President of failed Foreign Economic Industrial Bank (Vneshprombank) made a deal with the investigation and named her brother Georgy Bedzhamov the mastermind behind the embezzlements and siphoning off funds from the bank. Was there an arrangement between the relatives–bankers on who shall demonstratively go to jail and who shall take the blame for all the crimes and abscond abroad with stolen billions of rubles? Vneshprombank co-owner Georgy Bedzhamov is currently beyond the reach of law enforcement structures and creditors. Perhaps, it is now time for everybody to forget about the fugitive banker? Especially taking that, according to The CrimeRussia sources, some persons are interested in ruining the case against Bedzhamov.