Russian Linked to Club Fire Gets Jail Sentence, Rossiya-24 Says

Russian businessman Konstantin Mrykhin was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for his role in a fire at a Perm nightclub that killed 156 people in 2009, Rossiya-24 state television reported.

Mrykhin, a part-owner of the club, was extradited from Spain after the fire; he was found guilty of failure to meet safety standards, leading to the deaths of two or more people, according to the report.

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