Convicted of links with Trunov’s gang ex-Head of Novosibirsk Drug Control Service released on parole
The Head of the Regional Department of Drug Control Service Andrey Andreev was sentenced to 11 years in jail a year ago, but then the sentence was reduced to 7 years.
The Nizhny Tagil’s Tagilstroevsky District Court released on parole the former Drug Control Service Head in the Novosibirsk region Andrey Andreev, upon the request by the party of defense.
In November 2015, Andreev was sentenced to 11 years in prison. In June 2016, the Supreme Court reconsidered the decision of the lower courts and reduced Andreev’s sentence to 7 years. The gang leader himself, Aleksandr Trunov, had been sentenced by the Novosibirsk Regional Court to 22 years in strict colony in December 2012.
A series of high-profile arrests happened back in 2009. That was when businessman Aleksandr Trunov was arrested, accused of masterminding a series of contract murders. He was followed by the Novosibirsk Vice Mayor Aleksandr Solodkin, the former adviser to Governor Solodkin Jr. and Head of the regional Drug Control Service Andrey Andreev.
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