Jury finds Bout guilty on all accounts, court to pass sentence on February 8
NEW YORK, November 3 - RAPSI. A New York court will announce the sentence to Russian businessman Viktor Bout on February 8, 2012. The jury found Bout guilty on all four charges on Tuesday.
The jury returned guilty verdicts on all four accounts related to a conspiracy to kill Americans and U.S. officials, illegal acquisition and export of surface-to-air missiles, and support of terrorism through cooperation with the Colombian guerilla organization FARC. However, Bout denied all charges. The jury returned a verdict unanimously in accordance with the legal practice of the United States.
The court usually delivers its judgment three months after the jury delivers a verdict.
A sentence to the convicted Russian businessman will be passed by Judge Shira Scheindlin.
Bout could face from 25 year to life in prison.