October 5, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On October 5, 2010, the Bangkok Criminal Court dismissed charges of money laundering and fraud that had been brought against suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. The court stated that there was insufficient evidence, and other technicalities influenced the decision to drop the charges. The ...[read more]
August 23, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Russian Justice Ministry announced Thursday that it has filed a formal request with the US government for a copy of the verdict of reputed Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who in April was sentenced by the US District Court for the Southern District of New York to 25 years in prison. The ...[read more]
April 6, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday sentenced reputed Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to 25 years imprisonment. Bout, 45, was convicted in November on four counts of conspiracy in relation to his proposed sale of anti-aircraft missiles to drug enforcement ...[read more]
November 3, 2011
by John Paul Putney
A federal jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday found Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout guilty of four counts of conspiracy connected with the proposed sale of anti-aircraft missiles to drug enforcement informants posing as members of a Colombian terrorist ...[read more]
November 18, 2010
by Megan McKee
Accused Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout pleaded not guilty in a US court on Wednesday and is currently being held without bail. Bout faces charges stemming from a 2008 indictment for selling weapons to a terrorist group and conspiring to kill US nationals. Bout was arrested in 2008 in a joint ...[read more]
November 16, 2010
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Thai government on Tuesday extradited alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to the US to stand trial. The Thai Cabinet approved the extradition and handed Bout over to US law enforcement officials for immediate departure to the US. Bout has been fighting extradition since 2008 when he was ...[read more]
October 9, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
Accused Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout on Friday filed an appeal challenging the Bangkok Criminal Court's decision to dismiss money laundering and fraud charges against him, which removed obstacles to his US extradition. According to Bout's lawyer Lak Nitiwatanavichan, the arms dealer is now ...[read more]
October 5, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The Bangkok Criminal Court on Tuesday dismissed money laundering and fraud charges against suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, paving the way for his extradition to the US. The court found that there was insufficient evidence, in addition to other technicalities, to prosecute Bout. The ...[read more]
October 4, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
The Bangkok Criminal Court decided Monday not to drop additional charges against Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, further delaying his extradition to the US. The court denied US and Thai requests to drop the charges of money laundering and fraud against Bout and will launch new legal proceedings ... ...[read more]
August 20, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
An appeals court in Thailand ruled Friday that accused Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout can be extradited to the US to face charges including conspiracy to kill US nationals and conspiracy to provide material support to a proscribe terrorist group. The court's decision overturned a decision issued ...[read more]

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