Friday, January 18, 2008


A Russian man who killed a Swiss air traffic controller he blamed for a plane crash that killed his family was appointed to a high-level government post in southern Russia, state-run media reported.

Vitaly Kaloyev, an architect, was named deputy construction and architecture minister of his home province, North Ossetia, one of Russia's 85 administrative regions, the RIA-Novosti news agency and other media reported.

Kaloyev, 51, was convicted in Switzerland in October 2005 of killing Peter Nielsen, a controller with the Swiss company Skyguide, and sentenced to more than five years in prison. He was released in November in accordance with Swiss legislation that allows early release of convicted criminals for good behavior.

And now he works for the Russian government. huh.

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