Former arms dealer faces possible US life sentence

Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout looks on while sitting in custody at criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Sept. 22, 2008. Bout's extradition hearing to the United States started Monday, after a string of delays in the high-profile case because of complications with his defense team in Thailand. 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. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

April 5, 2012 6:58:14 AM PDT
A Russian man who became known as the "Merchant of Death" for his exploits in arms sales markets worldwide is set to learn Thursday how long he'll be in U.S. prison after his defense lawyers asked a judge to set him free and prosecutors asked that he never get out.