New pictures of Tsepovyaz’s champagne lifestyle in colony emerge on web
The pictures show the inmate’s ‘summer holidays’, a feast he is taking part in - in the ‘all-inclusive’ cell with a fish bowl; as well as pictures of him wearing a hockey kit.
Another video with a collection of pictures of Viacheslav Tsepovyaz, an inmate condemned for mass murder in a stanitsa (a large village) of Kushchevskaya, has emerged on the web. The day before, YouTube’s user Sergey Perin has published the collection of pictures dated from 2014 to 2017.
The video shows Tsepovyaz’s ‘summer holidays’ in the company of other people; a feast he is taking part in - in a cell the Federal Penal Correction Service calls “a psychological release room,” as well as pictures of him wearing a hockey kit. Fish bowl can be seen on some of the pictures, as well.
It became known earlier that head of directorate of the Federal Service for Corrections in Amur region had been held accountable following the inspection carried out after pictures of the active member of Tsapok organized crime group Viacheslav Tsepovyaz were posted on the web.
The scandal outburst after pictures of Tsepovyaz wearing his prison uniform and eating crab meat and barbecue emerged on the web. Some of the employees of the correctional facility №3 where Tsepovyaz is serving his sentence have also been held accountable. Inspection of executives of the correctional facility №3 is ongoing.
According to the General Procurator’s Office, Tsepovyaz had spent 30-60 thousand rubles ($448-897) a month on delicacies a local had bought for him. The inmate states the photos were fabricated by his ex-wife who is seeking division of property within their divorce proceedings.
The Investigations Directorate in the Leningrad Region of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) is going through turbulent times. After an unexpected replacement of the supreme command, the winds of change started blowing. Colonel of justice Pavel Vymenets, the new acting head of the agency, launched personnel reshuffles. According to sources, all means are used to purge the ranks from corrupt officers, including collection of compromising materials and denunciations.