Juror deliberations got under way Tuesday in the case against alleged Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout, marking a near end to the high-profile trial.
Bout 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.
If convicted, he faces life in prison.
Closing arguments in the case took place on Monday.
Bout, widely dubbed "the Merchant of Death," has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.FULL STORY