PARNUA county court on Jan. 27 convicted a 35-year-old man of criminal negligence for knowingly selling a toxic brew of methanol alcohol that led to 68 deaths in 2001.Sergei Maistrishin, identified by prosecutors as the ringleader of a group who brewed the deadly booze, faced life in prison, but judges reduced his sentence to five years for lack of evidence.Sixteen other defendants were convicted on charges of helping to distribute the moonshine liquor. Half received suspended sentences while the other half will spend anywhere from 26 to 34 months behind bars.A 17th defendant, Maistrishin's...
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