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12 February 2009

Associated Press

WASHINGTON, DC — A Russian businessman known as the 'Merchant of Death' is a wanted man in Washington. More than two dozen House lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to make sure that Viktor Bout is extradited to the U.S. from Thailand where he was arrested a year ago for conspiring to arm Colombian rebels. In a Feb. 11 letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the members of Congress say Bout's lawyers already have... (GunPolicy.org)

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