Viktor Bout's attorney hopes on reconsideration of his client's case
MOSCOW, November 18 - RAPSI. Albert Dayan, attorney of Viktor Bout who was convicted in the United States, hopes that Bout's case will be reconsidered by U.S. courts.
Bout was arrested in Thailand and extradited to the United States.
The jury returned guilty verdicts on all four accounts of a conspiracy to kill Americans and U.S. officials, the illegal acquisition and export of surface-to-air missiles, and the support of terrorism by cooperating with the Colombian FARC guerrilla organization.
The court is expected to pass a sentence against Bout on February 8. He faces from 25 years to life in prison. Bout does not admit his guilt.
"We submitted an appeal for reconsideration, I believe that the case will be reconsidered," the attorney said during the "Moscow - New York" video conference at RIA Novosti.
Dayan added that the "appellate process is quite complicated at the federal level".