Russian Arms Dealer Dubbed 'Merchant Of Death' Avoids Life Sentence Despite the outburst and insistence that he was framed, Viktor Bout escaped with the mandatory minimum 25 years in prison in a case that demonstrated the U.S. government's determination to bring him to justice.
Russian Arms Dealer 'Merchant Of Death' Viktor Bout Convicted In NYC Federal CourtA shadowy Russian arms dealer was convicted Wednesday of seeking to make millions of dollars by selling heavy weaponry to a terror group so it could attack what prosecutors said he told his customers was a common enemy - U.S. forces helping the Colombian government.
Closing Arguments Begin In Trial Of Russian Arms SuspectThe three-week trial of an accused Russian arms dealer known as the "Merchant of Death" is wrapping up.
Jury Selection Begins In Accused Former Soviet Arms Dealer's NYC TrialJury selection got off to a rocky start Tuesday in the arms sale trial of a former Soviet military officer known as the Merchant of Death when reporters were initially kept out of the federal courtroom.
Russian Arms Suspect Set For NY Court AppearanceLawyers on Friday were expected to update a federal judge in Manhattan on progress they've made to bring Viktor Bout to trial.