'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout Convicted of Arms Trafficking

A New York jury has convicted the so-called "Merchant of Death," Viktor Bout, on charges he tried to sell weapons to Colombian terrorists with the knowledge they were intended for use against Americans. "Viktor Bout was ready to sell a weapons arsenal that would be the envy of some small countries," said Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. "He aimed to sell those weapons to terrorists for the purpose of killing Americans. With today's swift verdict, justice...Full Story
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