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Viktor Bout in 2010 is led off a flight from Bangkok to New York during his extradition to face trial on charges of transporting weapons. (Associated Press)

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Viktor Bout in 2010 is led off a flight from Bangkok to New York during his extradition to face trial on charges of transporting weapons. (Associated Press)

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Viktor Bout in 2010 is led off a flight from Bangkok to New York during his extradition to face trial on charges of transporting weapons. (Associated Press)

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Viktor Bout is escorted off a flight from Bangkok to New York last November during his extradition to face trial on charges of transporting weapons. A jury found him guilty on all counts Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Russian arms trafficking suspect Viktor Bout, center, is in U.S. custody after being flown from Bangkok to New York in a chartered U.S. plane, extradited in manacles to face terrorism charges despite a final outraged push by Russian diplomats to persuade Thailand to release him on Nov. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Drug Enforcement Administration, File)

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Associated Press Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout, escorted by Thai police commandos, arrives at an airport in Bangkok on Tuesday. Thailand extradited Mr. Bout to the U.S. to face money laundering, wire fraud and other charges.

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In this file photo taken on Aug. 11, 2010, alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout answers a question from inside the detention room at a criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai government extradited accused Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout to the United States on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, to face terrorism charges, rejecting heavy pressure from Moscow for him to be freed. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong, File)

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Thai prison security officer stands guard in front of Bangkwan central Prison in Nonthburi province before the extradition of suspected Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. The Thai government extradited accused Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout to the United States on Tuesday to face terrorism charges, rejecting heavy pressure from Moscow for him to be freed. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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A Thai airport officer talks on radio as he blocked the media from entering the airport after Viktor Bout's motorcade arrived at Don Muang airport in Bangkok on Tuesday Nov. 16, 2010. The Thai government extradited accused Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout to the United States on Tuesday to face terrorism charges, rejecting heavy pressure from Moscow for him to be freed. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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Motorcade, believed to carry suspected Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout, leave from Bangkwan central Prison in Nonthburi province to Don Muang airport on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. The Thai government extradited accused Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout to the United States on Tuesday to face terrorism charges, rejecting heavy pressure from Moscow for him to be freed. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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Alla Bout, wife of suspected Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout, talks on cell phone before leaving Don Muang airport in Bangkok on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010. The Thai government extradited accused Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout to the United States on Tuesday to face terrorism charges, rejecting heavy pressure from Moscow for him to be freed. (AP Photo)

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Alleged Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout, right, escorted by Thai police commando, arrives at Don muang airport in Bangkok on Tuesday Nov. 16, 2010. Thailand extradited accused Bout to the U.S. on Tuesday to face terrorism charges, siding with Washington in a tug of war with Moscow over whether to send him to stand trial or let him go home. (AP Photo)

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Alleged Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout, right, escorted by Thai police commando, arrives at Don muang airport in Bangkok on Tuesday Nov. 16, 2010. Thailand extradited accused Bout to the U.S. on Tuesday to face terrorism charges, siding with Washington in a tug of war with Moscow over whether to send him to stand trial or let him go home. (AP Photo)

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Alla Bout, wife of suspected Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout, waits with a bag of food to hand to her husband at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. A Thai court dismissed secondary charges of money laundering and fraud against the 43-year-old, clearing the way for extradition to the US where he faces charges of conspiring to kill American citizens. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Suspected Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout wears a bulletproof vest Monday as he arrives at a Bangkok court for a hearing that could determine his extradition to the U.S. (Associated Press)