Tsepovyaz requires recognizing dead mother insane
The convict’s lawyer put forward such a requirement in the court of the village of Kuschevskaya.
Vyacheslav Tsepovyaz, serving a 19-year sentence for the crimes of his gang, is trying to prove in Kuschevskaya village court that his deceased mother was insane, Komsomolskaya Pravda reports with reference to the case materials.
The litigation is within the framework of the division of Tsepovyaz’s property with his now ex-wife, to whom he had previously signed over most of his property holdings.
Thus, in one of the lawsuits, the right hand of the leader of Kuschevskaya criminal group asks to recognize the transactions with the land as invalid. These plots were bequeathed to him by his deceased mother, who died in 2013.
At that time, Tsepovyaz’s spouse by proxy carried out actions in his interest to accept his mother’s inheritance, explained the lawyer of the convict Eduard Churguliya.
According to him, after accepting the land, his wife did not provide Tsepovyaz with the review of evidence of the right to inheritance. In addition, the plaintiff questions the legality of transactions with land plots that were acquired by his wife from his mother as early as 2011 and 2012, indicating that his mother was misled about the subject of the transactions.
Earlier there was information in the media that between 2011 and 2012, while Tsepovyaz was in jail, his wife bought the land from her mother-in-law. That said, these were the plots that the spouse signed over to his mother unbeknownst to his wife. Tsepovyz admitted this to his wife already from the detention facility. As a result, now Tsepovyaz is suing his former wife for 36 plots and a share in the authorized capital of Slava Kubani experimental production farm – all valued at 600 million rubles ($9.3 m).
The court refused Tsepovyaz an examination, and the trial itself was postponed for a month.
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.