Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Thursday, March 8, 2012

SENTENCING FOR VIKTOR BOUT MOVED TO 28 MARCH

The Federal Judge assigned to Viktor Bout's case has ordered that his sentencing, which was scheduled for 12 March, be moved to 28 March. Reportedly the delay is due to a request by Bout's defence team, who are busy preparing their arguments.

Bout could receive a sentence of between 25 years and life in Federal Prison, based upon the charges he was convicted under. Amongst the counts was one of providing material support to the FARC, a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Organisation [SDGT]. He attempted to supply anti-aircraft missiles that were to be used to kill American military and government officials.

He was very recently moved from the equivalent of solitary confinement into the general population of the Metropolitan Correctional Centre, after the judge ruled that his confinement under such severe restrictive conditions was neither necessary nor constitutionally proper.

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