NEW NY SENTENCING FOR ARMENIAN IN MISSILE SCAM
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Aug 23, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – A federal appeals court in New York has ordered a new
sentencing for an Armenian immigrant sent to prison for 22 years for
plotting to sell anti-aircraft missiles and other military weapons
to an FBI informant.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that a judge
incorrectly calculated the factors used to determine the seriousness
of the crime carried out by Artur Solomonyan (ART-er SAW-oh-mohn-yihn).
Otherwise, the appeals court upheld the conviction and sentencing
of Solomonyan and five others. They were sentenced in 2009 on arms
trafficking and conspiracy charges. The only weapons actually delivered
were a dozen firearms, including a machine gun.
A lawyer for Solomonyan did not immediately return a phone message
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress