In a possible prisoner trade, the United States might free Russian 'Merchant of Death,

U.S. authorities announced this week that they've made a proposal to Moscow to free a Russian weapons trader with the frightening moniker.

"Merchant of Death" in order to gain the freedom of Americans Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan.

U.S. Penitentiary, Marion, a medium-security federal prison located in Illinois, is holding Bout.

 A 25-year jail term for selling weapons that US authorities believed were meant to be used to murder American citizens has been handed down there.

An American-Thai sting led to his detention and eventual extradition to the United States in 2010.

 He was detained in Bangkok in 2008 and imprisoned there until then. 

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