Tsepovyaz summoned for questioning following colony’s photo scandal
The correctional facility employees provided special incarceration conditions for the member of Tsapki gang.
The investigators have questioned the member of Tsapki gang Viacheslav Tsepovyaz serving his sentence for mass murders in a stanitsa of Kushchevskaya. According to RIA Novosti, Tsepovyaz was questioned as a witness in the criminal case related to the employees of the colony where he is serving his sentence.
Elbrus Murtazov, the inmate’s lawyer, said in an interview to RIA Novosti that the position of the defense is that the photos were not authentic - the inmates contend that was a photomontage.
As CrimeRussia had earlier reported, the pictures of Tsepovyaz wearing his prison uniform and eating crab meat and barbecues were handed on to the media by his ex-wife Natalia. The ex-spouses are now trying to share their property. In Tsepovyaz’s words, his wife used to blackmail him due to this.
The Investigative Committee launched a check following the photos’ publication. It was found out that the correctional facility employees provided special incarceration conditions for the member of Tsapki gang responsible for mass murders. Criminal case against them under article related to excess of powers has been opened.
Now, Viacheslav Tsepovyaz is in a punitive confinement on charges of violating the prison rules.