‘Merchant of Death’ in court

‘Merchant of Death’ in court

Viktor Bout, dubbed “The Merchant of Death,” has been indicted in the U.S. on four terrorism charges. He was arrested in Thailand on March 6. Though Bout denies any involvement in illicit activities, he is regarded as one of the world’s most-wanted arms traffickers and was purportedly the model for the character portrayed by Nicolas Cage in the 2005 movie “Lord of War.”