US prosecutors do not mind revision of case against Bout
Bout’s attorney believes appeals court may rule on the case in several months.
The United States Department of Justice did not file any objection to the Supreme Court of the United States against Viktor Bout’s defense team’s appeal application, according to Bout’s attorney Aleksey Tarasov as quoted by the RIA Novosti News Agency.
The Supreme Court will only take the defense team’s arguments into consideration shall it decide to hear the case. The Court may rule on the case in several months, Tarasov guessed. It is most likely the Department did not have objections in view of Manhattan prosecutor Preet Bharara having been dismissed, he added. Bharara represented the prosecution in the case against Bout.
May we remind you that Bout’s defense team appealed his sentence on February 22. Bout was sentenced to 25 years in prison in April of 2012. He was convicted of conspiring to sell weapons to the Colombian rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The FARC has been classified as a terrorist organization by the US government. Bout pleaded not guilty.
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