Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

VIKTOR BOUT'S ATTORNEY RECEIVES A SECOND POSTPONEMENT IN FILING NEWLY DISCOVERED EVIDENCE MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL


If you were eagerly waiting for today to arrive, to learn precisely what the newly-discovered evidence is, that Viktor Bout's attorneys believe qualifies him for a new trial, you will have to wait yet another month. The Russian-speaking member of Bout's legal team was unable to renew his passport timely, as the Russian Consulate in Houston, and was therefore unable to travel outside the United States, to assist in the ongoing investigation. The Court gave counsel another 30 days.

There are some hints in the motion of counsel's theory of the case:
(1) A CI for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) allegedly was also reporting to another country's intelligence agency, and there is a document that verifies this information.
(2) there is additional information, on a reputedly cloned copy of the CIs hard drive, available in Russia.  Allegedly, the CI knew in advance of the efforts to sting Bout, and this has some bearing on the defense's motion for a new trial.

We shall continue to follow all developments in this case.


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