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

March 10, 2015 5:18 PM

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

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, who worked in a Suriname counter terrorist unit, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan. Bouterse had also admitted to drug trafficking and firearms charges.

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