Viktor Bout Asks The Judge Not To Sentence: Attorney Dayan’s Letter To The Judge

Viktor Bout’s lawyer has filed court papers today asking the judge to refuse to sentence him next week in Federal District Court in Manhattan.

Viktor Bout's defense attorney Albert Dayan speaks to the media after the verdict.

Viktor Bout’s defense attorney Albert Y. Dayan, argued to the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin in a 16-page memorandum filed this morning. According to Dayan, prosecution by the United States government was “the product of malice” and “private politics” stemming from “the then White House,” a reference to the Bush administration.

Bout faces at least 25 years behind bars when he is to be sentenced on April 5, but Albert Dayan, calling his client innocent and saying that his prosecution was the product of “outrageous, inexcusable” government conduct, called such a sentence “way too much under the facts and circumstances of this case.”

Viktor Bout with translations headphones and the honorable judge judge Shira A. Scheindlin on the bench.

Thus far a spokeswoman for the United States attorney’s office had no comment to Dayan’s letter to the judge. After a couple of postponements by the defense, as of this time the sentencing is currently scheduled for 5 April at 4:30pm E.S.T.

The entire 16 page letter written by defense attorney Albert Dayan submitted to the judge can be read here: Viktor Bout Asks The Judge Not To Sentence.

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George Mapp

I have recently become re-acquainted with Journalism. Last summer I started a blog called Dobroyeutro which can be found at Dobroyeutro means good morning in Russian. However, I use it more in the slang sense of the word to mean 'wake up' or 'pay attention'. Due to recent life experiences and acquaintances with authors Daniel Estulin and Dimitri Khalezov (which have now become friends). I have thus become fascinated with investigative journalism. I guess you could describe me as a blogger and amateur investigative journalist. It is more than just a hobby but I say amateur because I am not getting paid but I enjoy passionately seeking, discovering and sharing the truth with as many people as I can. I earned a B.B.A. in Finance / Investments in 1996 from Baruch College in New York city. I finished my degree in the evenings whilst working on Wall Street during the day. I started at the bottom and rather quickly eventually worked my way up to an international equities trader for over 12 years. I traded foreign stocks and currencies for such firms as Deutsche Bank, S.G. Warburg which was then bought out by Swiss bank as well as a couple of other firms. It was through this career that I was able to travel and see the world. I am very fortunate to have traveled to over 30 countries including India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, Kuwait, Cuba, Morocco and Russia. It was through my world travels that unexpected and unpredictable life experiences led me to become re-acquainted with writing and journalism. I am currently unemployed and plan to devote most of my time to writing my upcoming book project. It has always been a dream an goal of mine to write a book. The titled that I have selected for the moment, though rather long but very apropos to what will be written, thus the title is "Drug Smuggler's, Gun Runner's, Russian Intelligence Officers and Terrorist's Wives: And These Are My Friend's, Not My Enemy's"

1 Comment

Manana Chkadua

about 5 years ago

Any judge respecting the law should toss this case. The evidence against Mr.Bout consist of a Hollywood movie based on a book about fictional Belgian arms dealer. Nobody should be sentenced based on this hogwash. Furthermore, the jury admitted that they were too influence by the fictional movie character to pass objective verdict. This case established new standards for story narrators. After the jury statement, I was watching a program about Vlad the Impaler and the narrator was compelled to inform the feeble minded watching the program that Vlad was not a vampire altough Bram Stoker based his Dracula book on this pathologically cruel prince. I hope that he will be either acquitted or Russia will exchange him after sentencing. I wish him well.


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