Protection of Viktor bout appealed the verdict to the Supreme court of the United States

Viktor Bout

The protection of Victor bout, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence in an American prison, appealed the verdict to the Russian Supreme court of the United States. It is reported TASS with reference to the lawyer bout Alexey Tarasov.

“The case filed in the Supreme court of the United States,” he said, adding that the court will receive the documents during the day.

In his petition, the protection of the booth is based on the fact that the new York district attorney in judicial proceedings is withheld from the lawyers, the fact that Briton Andrew Smulian, held as accomplice of the Russians really was a secret agent of the American Management on struggle against drug trafficking. So Booth, according to Tarasov, could not join him in the conspiracy.

“In connection with newly disclosed circumstances, a guilty verdict need to cancel… We are also talking about the fact that the case should be sent for retrial,” said the defender.

At the same time, Tarasov admitted that the U.S. Supreme court hears only 5 percent of complaints filed by lawyers, and limits on the study of hits there. Most often the process takes from one to three months. In addition, according to counsel, the prosecution may file objections in connection with the directed documents.

In April 2012, Bout was found guilty in U.S. court to conspiracy to sell weapons to the organization “Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia” (FARC), which in the United States related to terrorism. A Russian citizen pleaded not guilty.

The businessman was arrested in Thailand in March 2008 at the request of Washington. According to open sources, the reason for the detention was the record of the negotiations on arms with his participation made by undercover agents of Management on struggle against drugs of the USA.