Stepan PAK, “FACTS”
The Israeli prosecution accused the native of Kharkov, a former champion of Israel in athletics and the current record holder of the country for the heptathlon 50-year-old Svetlana Gnezdilov in the organization of a network of brothels in Israel and the recruitment of women from Ukraine and Russia for prostitution, “Vesti”.
Gnezdilovo who emigrated to Israel in 1996 and represented the country at three world cups and two European Championships, presented a Laundry list of charges: pimping, advertising sexual services, illegal importation of women, keeping a brothel, money laundering, tax crimes and instigating people to illegal migration, with the aim of prostitution. To recruit women helped the ads on Russian sites: “Requires masseuses, high wages”. Customers took in ordinary urban apartments in several cities of Israel.
Svetlana Gnezdilov was arrested on may 31 along with her ex-husband, 51-year-old resident of Ramat Gan. In the same case were arrested six people — five women and one man. Police emphasize that we are talking about a well-organized network where each participant had its own function.
For each imported to Israel woman Gnezdilova paid to foreign intermediaries 1 thousand dollars. Women worked shifts for 12–13 hours five days a week in exchange for a 40-minute services of “massage” of 250 NIS (about $ 70), from which the defendant took away 150. While every apartment worked the cashier who collected the fee and gave her the “boss.”
For any violation of the girls threatened a fine, even if they have something wrong answer the intensity of the police. Gnezdilova told them to introduce themselves students. To make it look decent, Svetlana herself received fictitious wages in the same firm, which allegedly worked and paid for it a certain amount of cash.
As alleged in the indictment, the revenue from the operation of the brothels has exceeded 5 million shekels (more than 1.45 million dollars).
“It’s not about me. I don’t know where all these accusations, has responded to accusations Svetlana Gnezdilov. — I’m here alone with my daughter. Public house — it’s not mine. My life turned on its head. Think carefully and you will see that I here at anything”.
Svetlana Gnezdilov in the court room
By the way, a few years ago, Svetlana Gnezdilov been suspected of committing such crimes. But the case eventually was closed. This happened after it became known that one of the Russian members of the investigation team entered into sexual relations with one of the witnesses in the case. In January 2020, the officer of the investigative group was sentenced to ten months in prison.
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that the former Shakhtar’s player Ciprian Marica is caught in a sex scandal.
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