Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent and multi-millionaire Edwin Wilson has been convicted by a United States Federal jury of smuggling arms to Libya to aid terrorist forces.
GV Wilson leaving court, gets into car and drives away
GV Wilson's lawyer, Herald Price Fahringer, speaking to reporters outside court (SOT)
GV Prosecutor, Theodore Greenberg, speaks to reporters outside court (SOT)
TRANSCRIPT FOR SEQUENCE TWO - FAHRINGER: "I was awfully disappointed in the jury's verdict, needless to say, but were have lost confidence in any of the constitutional issues we have raised, obviously we're going to appeal the case and hopefully we'll prevail in the higher court."
TRANSCRIPT FOR SEQUENCE THREE - GREENBERG: "He was guilty, should have been convicted, going to go forward with the cases in Houston and in Washington, we have other investigations, pending against him. He was not employed by the CIA, working for the CIA, he was just involved in whatever he was doing commercially."
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Background: Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent and multi-millionaire Edwin Wilson has been convicted by a United States Federal jury of smuggling arms to Libya to aid terrorist forces. Wilson, who worked for the CIA for more than 20 years, was found guilty of illegally shipping four handguns and an M16 rifle to Europe. Judge Richard Williams, of the United States District Court in Arlington, Virginia, said he would sentence Wilson on December 17. He faces up to 39 years in prison and fines of 240,000 dollars. Wilson could also be arraigned to another two trials on other arms charges and is under investigation in Denver, Colorado, for possible involvement in the shooting of a Libyan dissident. Wilson's girlfriend told the court that the delivery of the weapons helped him get a 22 million dollar arms contract with Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Wilson's lawyer, Herald Price Fahringer, said he was disappointed in the verdict, but will appeal in a higher court. Prosecutor Theodore Greenberg said Wilson was not working for the CIA and was involved in criminal commercial enterprise.