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Alla Bout, the wife of Viktor Bout arrives at Manhattan Federal Court

Alla Bout, the wife of Viktor Bout, arrives at Manhattan Federal Court for the first day of jury selection in New York. Viktor Bout, the alleged Russian arms dealer described by the United States as "one of the most dangerous men" in the world, went on trial Tuesday in New York

'Merchant of Death' gets 25 years

April 6, 2012

A defiant Russian arms dealer dubbed the Merchant of Death was sentenced Apr. 5 to 25 years in prison, far short of the life term prosecutors sought for his conviction on terrorism charges that grew from a U.S. sting operation.