Businessman Accused Of Terrorism Never Sold Arms: Atty

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 8:31 PM EDT) -- A Russian businessman accused of plotting to kill Americans by providing Colombian guerrillas with weapons ranging from missiles to land mines never brokered any arms deal, his lawyer told a packed federal courtroom in New York during a pretrial hearing Wednesday.

During the hearing, U.S. Judge Shira Scheindlin considered whether to allow jurors to see evidence the U.S. alleges reveals Viktor Bout's involvement with international arms trafficking since 1997, opting to allow some and taking issue with other evidence.

But Bout never had any involvement with...
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