Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout gets 25-year sentence
The life of Viktor Bout is considered to have inspired the 2005 Nicolas Cage movie "Lord of War."
April 5th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout gets 25-year sentence

Convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout was sentenced Thursday to 25 years behind bars by a federal court in New York.

"I am not guilty," Bout said through a translator. "I never intended to kill anyone. I never intended to sell any arms to anyone. God knows this is the truth."

Last year Bout, who's been dubbed "the merchant of death" by his accusers, was convicted on four counts of conspiracy to kill Americans, acquire and export anti-aircraft missiles and provide material support to a terrorist organization.

He had faced the possibility of life in prison.

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  1. BOMBO ©

    Hey, wasn't that guy in Boogie Nights?

    April 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yeah, he does have that 70's pawn star 'stasche going....

      April 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JerseyJeff

    In my opinion, 25 years seems a bit light considering the crime.

    April 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    where have i seen that name before...


    sold arms to charles taylor during the civil war in liberia..

    small world lol

    April 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Liberia...I just read something about

      April 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    @Dazzle, fake. You don't even know how to mimic my writing style. My record is spotless except for 1 speeding ticket.That's not @banasy or @joey either. You've been a bad troll.

    April 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. leeintulsa

    @dazzle: *you* had a speeding ticket? i am SO disillusioned..

    April 5, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Murder II, using and ice pick and some crazy glue.
    Fear me.

    April 5, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©


    April 5, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Um, what? Why?

    April 6, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    Hmmm, And where is Bradley Mannings due process? Wonder how much prison time they'll give him compared to this guy who actually KILLED Americans.

    April 6, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. leeintulsa

    ... and me without my james bond decoder ring..

    April 6, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    It's a troll raven.
    Fear me.

    April 6, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Because I know her.

    April 6, 2012 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Because I know her.
    We have some clever trolls, but not that clever.

    April 6, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Enough to know you're not leeintulsa.

    You have the board now, trolly.
    Have at it, and have fun.
    Good night.

    April 6, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. Superman

    So the us is after the little guy again? Well what about russia and there selling of radioactive material to iran when russia fell and needed money? So now its double standards, or has always been all along, why did we not get involved with russia selling this stuff to iran? And now look at iran! It never pays to pay your taxes or is that our tax dollars at work? I few guns are bad put materials such as that sold to iran is nothing i guess

    April 6, 2012 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
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