After evading international authorities for nearly two decades, alleged international arms and drug smuggler Viktor Bout, widely dubbed the "merchant of death" by his accusers, will go on trial in New York Tuesday.
The Russian businessman is charged with a wide range of counts, including conspiracy to kill Americans, attempting to sell arms to undercover federal agents, wire fraud and violating U.N. Security Council sanctions. Bout pleaded not guilty to all charges last year.
"I'm very confident that the trial will make it transparent that Viktor Bout did not intend to sell arms to anyone," Bout's lawyer, Albert Y. Dayan, said during pretrial hearings.
International security experts say that the charges encompass only a small fraction of what they believe Bout is responsible for.FULL STORY
For gods sake jeff let me be 1st
This should be a interesting trial.I dont remember the case but as I stated earlier I going to follow this case should read like a good book shouldnt it PHILLIP at least if your not DRUNK
THE LAWYER SOUNDS LIKE A REAL STAND UP GUY.
Poor Philip, hiding in his bottle! The problem is it's transparent & we can see you! Hope this Bout crook gets what's coming to him! Good wee hrs. to you, gung hoe!!
Talk about the "Merchants of Death", what does one think that these big defense contractors are in Washington? Especially those creeps who manufacture those ungodly drones and Tomahawk missiles for a huge profit. Peeople are being needlessly slaughtered while these creeps are getting richer by the day! This is quite disgusting!!!!!
After two decades of eluding authorities, they should have a boat load of evidence to convict him with!