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Viktor Bout Arms Dealer

John Rudolf

Notorious Russian Arms Dealer Convicted in New York

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

NEW YORK -- In March 2008, former Soviet military officer Viktor Bout stood in a Bangkok hotel lobby, waiting for an elevator with an avowed member o...

John Rudolf

Trial of Russian 'Merchant of Death' Begins in New York

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.12.2011 | Crime

NEW YORK -- Surface-to-air missiles. Armor-piercing rockets. Sniper rifles. Plastic explosives by the ton. Viktor Bout, a former Soviet military of...

Viktor Bout, Russian Arms Smuggler, Cannot Be Extradicted By US: Thai Court

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — A Thai court on Tuesday rejected a U.S. request to extradite a Russian arms dealer who allegedly sold weapons to dictators and warlord...

Viktor Bout, Alleged Arms Smuggler, Says US Framed Him

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — A Russian businessman who allegedly armed dictators around the world angrily accused the United States on Friday of framing him and pr...

"Merchant Of Death" Arms Dealer Arrested

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thai police arrested perhaps the world's most notorious arms dealer, Viktor Bout, on Thursday after a sting operation in which US agents posed as Colo...