Chile allows ex-prisoner to play pro soccer

February 23, 2013
By Associated Press
SANTIAGO, Chile -- A Russian man who served three years in a Chilean prison for drug trafficking is being allowed to remain in the country to play professional soccer.

Twenty-five-year-old Maxim Molokoedov finished his prison term Friday. He has been training with the Santiago Morning club in Chile's second-tier league since last season under a special permit.

During a ceremony at the National Stadium, Justice Minister Juan Ignacio Pina said that an order to expel Molokoedov ...

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