Salomonsky Released From Federal Prison 

Salomonsky's status could not be determined by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons' inmate locator program, a prison spokesperson said. A switchboard operator with the Federal Corrections Institution Petersburg, the low-security, all-male facility where Salomonsky had been incarcerated says simply: "He's gone."

A representative with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia declined Style's request for comment on Salomonsky's whereabouts. His son and business partner, Stephen, did not return calls for comment by press time.

Salomonsky's numerous partnerships and company SWA Construction have developed such multimillion-dollar downtown projects as the River Lofts at Tobacco Row, where Mayor Wilder resides, and the refurbished YMCA building nestled between Shockoe Bottom's Main Street Station and 17th Street Farmers' Market.

On March 6, 2004, Salomonsky was fined $40,000 and sentenced in U.S. District Court to two years in prison after pleading guilty Dec. 11, 2003 to conspiracy to commit extortion for trying to bribe former City Councilwoman Gwen C. Hedgepeth — who is serving time herself for bribery-related crimes.

Salomonsky, who is also an architect, reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. But in pleading guilty he became a felon, forfeiting his position on the IDA and sparking investigation by other authorities. For his crimes, Salomonsky received the maximum sentence prescribed by Virginia law. — Brandon Walters



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