Interview with Richard Chichakly

Russian businessman, Viktor Bout, faces up to ten years in a Thai prison if found guilty of supplying weapons to terrorists. Richard Chichakly, a friend of Victor Bout, came to our studio to give us his comments.

“Viktor Bout is not wanted on any charges except the one filed yesterday. There are no other charges pending against him by any government or any other body in the world. That is a fact, that these charges in Thailand are the only ones against him. There were some charges pressed by the Belgian government in 2002 and these were withdrawn because they were unsupported or they could not substantiate them. There is a time limit on this, which is why the case against him was drawn out. He became wanted by the US yesterday,” stated Chichakly.