The accused international arms dealer now in U.S. custody for agreeing to sell millions of dollars of weapons to a Colombian narco-terrorist organization faces life in prison, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney said Wednesday.
Viktor Bout - who faces an initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon in New York - has been charged with four counts of terror-related crimes.
The charges are conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals; conspiracy to kill U.S. officers or employees; conspiracy to acquire and use an anti-aircraft
missile; and conspiracy to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. In this case, that would be the
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.