Suriname leader's son gets 16 years prison in U.S. for Hezbollah aid

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 10, 2015 1:18 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The son of Suriname's president was sentenced on Tuesday to 16-1/4 years in prison, after pleading guilty last August to U.S. charges that he tried to offer a home base to the Lebanese paramilitary group Hezbollah.

Dino Bouterse, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan. Bouterse had also admitted to drug trafficking and firearms charges.

U.S. prosecutors had urged that Bouterse spend 30 years to life in prison.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Richard Chang)