Russian inmate joins Chilean club

Saturday 23rd February, 2013

A Russian footballer who served a three-year prison sentence for drug smuggling in Chile has been allowed to stay in the country after his release. Maxim Molokoedov has been offered a contract for the Santiago Morning club, where he has been training since last season under a special permit. The Chilean justice ministry revoked his expulsion order. Justice Minister Juan Ignacio Pina said Maxim proved that reintegration and rehabilitation were possible. Molokoedov, 25, used to play for FK Pskov 747, a team in the Russian second division. He was arrested at Santiago airport with 6kg (13lb) o…

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