Executives from Trunov’s gang keep getting out of jail on parole
The court dismissing Novosibirsk former vice-mayor, Solodkin Jr.
Verkh-Isetsky District Court of Yekaterinburg has released Alexander Solodkin, Jr., the former vice-mayor of Novosibirsk, on parole. At the end of 2015, the Novosibirsk Regional Court sentenced him to 8 years in prison for participating in an organized criminal group of Alexander Trunov. One of the conditions is that the convict must find a job within 2 months, reported the TASS.
His father, Alexander Solodkin Sr., a former adviser to the governor, was given a similar charge and confined for six years. He served most of his term in jail and under house arrest. His prison term is over and he was released in June 2016.
In November 2016, the court gave an early release to Andrei Andreev, ex-head of the regional drug control department, who had been sentenced to 11 years for his links with the Trunov’s gang (later, the term was reduced to 7 years).
According to the investigation, the Solodkins became members of Alexander Trunov’s gang in 1997. Trunov’s gang operated in Novosibirsk in the 90's killing uncooperative businessmen. In 2009 it was neutralized, and in 2012 its leader Trunov was sentenced to a 22-years’ imprisonment.
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