Jigarkhanyan’s ex-wife sentenced to 200 hours of compulsory work due to organizing surveillance after actor
Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskaya installed a hidden camera in her ex-husband’s office.
The court in Moscow sentenced the former wife of actor Armen Jigarkhanyan, Vitalina Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskaya, to 200 hours of compulsory work. The prosecution requested 250 hours. Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskaya violated the privacy of personal life (part 1 of Article 137 CCRF) by installing a hidden camera in the ex-husband’s office and subsequently forwarding the video to journalists, the Moscow prosecutor’s office said on Instagram.
“The defendant organized the installation of a video camera which was mounted in the ceiling plinth in order to conduct covert video surveillance in one of the theater offices,” the statement reads.
Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskaya was also obliged to pay 200,000 rubles ($ 3,000) for the moral damage caused to Jigarkhanyan, but the investigation would return 1 million rubles ($ 15,000) which had been confiscated earlier during the searches, MK reports.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.