US v. Bout, et ano.

Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC)

[SDNY] An indictment charged international arms dealer Viktor Bout and his associate Richard Ammar Chichakli of conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act ("IEEPA") by attempting to purchase two aircraft from companies located in the United States, in violation of economic sanctions which prohibited such financial transactions. The indictment also charged Bout and Chichakali with money laundering and wire fraud conspiracy. The charges allege that Bout conspired to sell millions of dollars worth of weapons to the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (the "FARC") -- a designated foreign terrorist organization. Bout still faces extradition.

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