Cristian Vintila

Charged: December 03, 2014
Affiliation
FARC
State
New York
District
Southern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Material support
  • Murder, attempted murder, or related offenses
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: September 09, 2015
Sentenced: September 12, 2016
Sentence sealed
Details
Cristian Vintila
  • Age
    48
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
Virgil Flaviu Georgescu, a U.S. citizen and international businessman; Cristian Vintila, a former high-ranking government minister in Romania; and Massimo Romagnoli, a former member of the Italian Parliament, conspired to sell weapons to what they believed were members of the FARC. As part of a DEA sting, informants posed as FARC members interested in purchasing weapons to use against U.S. personnel in Colombia.