Caviar and crabs on Tsepovyaz's table turned into criminal case against colony staff
The names and number of defendants have not yet been established.
After the publication of photos in which the prisoner of IK-3 of the Federal Penitentiary Service in the Amur region and member of the Tsapok's organized criminal group Vyacheslav Tsepovyaz fries shish-kebab in the colony, eats crab meat and red caviar, the criminal case was initiated under Exceeding Official Powers (part 1 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The perpetrators are established, the official representative of the ICR Svetlana Petrenko reports.
According to the investigation, in the period from January 2015 to February 2018, unidentified persons from among the colony employees created “privileged conditions” for prisoner Tsepovyaz, “which contradicts not only the requirements of the law but also standards of morality.” Also, investigators will verify reports of threats to Tspovyaz’s spouse Natalia Strishney.
As TASS states, the FSIN of Russia in the Amur region carried out an audit of Strishney’s complaints about threats to her and her children from her former husband. At the same time, Tsepovyaz’s lawyers asked for their client’s state protection, stating the danger from Strishney. Since 2017, the former spouses are suing because of the division of property.
Tsapok's gang operated in the village of Kushchevskaya from 1998 to 2010. During this time, they killed 19 people. Gang leader Sergey Tsapok was convicted of murdering 18 people and sentenced to life imprisonment. He died in the SIZO before reaching the entry into force of the court decision. Uncle of the gang leader Vyacheslav Tsepovyaz was sentenced to 20 years in prison.