Viktor Bout: My case is political, rather than criminal
The trial of Viktor Bout
American jury found Russian businessman Viktor Bout guilty 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.
Bout faces from 25 year to life in prison