Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

LORD OF WAR CONVICTED IN NEW YORK, FACES LIFE

Viktor Bout, the accused arms trafficker known to the media as the Merchant of Death and Lord of War, was convicted in US District Court* in New York Court today, on all four counts. He faces a possible maximum sentence of life in Federal prison for his crimes.

Bout was convicted of:
(1)  Conspiracy to Murder American citizens.
(2)  Conspiracy to Kill Officers and Employees of the United States.
(3)  Conspiracy to Acquire & use Anti-Aircraft Missiles.
(4)  Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organisation.

His sentencing has been reportedly scheduled for February.
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*United States vs. Viktor Bout,  Case No.: 1:08-cr-0365-SAS (SDNY).

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