Suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout (C) is escorted by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officers after arriving at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York November 16, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Department of Justice/Handout/
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A U.S. appeals court Monday denied a new trial for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms trafficker serving a 25-year prison sentence for plotting to sell missiles to people he thought were Colombian rebels.Bout, 49, was convicted of conspiring to kill U.S. soldiers by agreeing to sell arms to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration informants posing as members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. An earlier appeal by Bout was dismissed by the 2nd Circuit in September 2013 .The case is U.S. v. Bout, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 15-3592 .
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