Viktor Anatolyevich Bout,


Name: Viktor AnatolyevichSurname: Bout,AKA: The Merchant of Death,
Date of birth: Jan. 13, 1967Place of birth: Dushanbe, Tajikistan (also possibly Ukraine)Nationality: RussianAddress: In Moscow: Gasheka Str., 9, 6. (In St. Petersburg (1996): 15-th Line, 74, 22)
Spouse: Alla Yurievna BoutChildren: Interests: Air-transportation, reconstruction materials, agriculture, medicine
Alleged Illegal Activities: Weapon trading and transportation (DEA USA, UNO) and traffickingSource: Bout's friends and former colleagues
Additional Information:Other birthdays given include Feb 13.
Biography
Known as the Merchant of Death, Bout is alleged to be a notorious arms trafficker. Viktor Bout is a Russian businessman who made his fortune in air cargo. He has been accused and indicted for illegal weapons trafficking although he denies the charges. The United States and other countries allege that Bout made a fortune in providing arms to all sides in various African civil wars, busting sanctions and trading with terrorist organizations.
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Countries of Residence
Russia
South Africa
Syria
Rwanda
United Arab Emirates
Bulgaria
Countries Used as "Safe Heaven"
Russia
Bulgaria
Pakistan
Congo
Central African Republic
Liberia
Rwanda
Uganda
Gambia
Equatorial Guinea
Belgium
Kazakhstan
Cote DIvoire
Cyprus
United States of America
Moldova
Romania
United Arab Emirates
Countries Operating In
Russia
Bulgaria
Pakistan
Congo
Central African Republic
Liberia
Rwanda
Uganda
Gambia
Equatorial Guinea
Belgium
Kazakhstan
Cote DIvoire
Cyprus
United States of America
Moldova
Romania
United Arab Emirates

Associates

Persons with some association whether legally or personally with the party
First NameSurnameAKAConnectionDate of BirthDescriptionSource
Bout Sergei AnatolievichBut / Butt / Sergey / SergiAug. 27, 1961
Chichakli Richard AmmarChichakli Ammar M.Mar. 28, 1959
Denissenko Serguei Sergei / Denisenko 1961
Naydo Valeriy ValeriiAug. 10, 1957
Smulian Andrew

Charges

TypeCharging BodyChargeDateDescriptionSource
InvestigationUS Department of Treasury / Office of Foreign Assets Control SDN List. Complaint USA vs Bout (Robert F. Zachariasiewicz DEA special agent before Theodore H. Katz - US Magistrate Judge, Southern District of NY).

Documents
US Complaint March 2008 - Provided to Thai Government
US Complaint Feb 2009 - Provided to Thai government
Thailand Judgment


Companies

NameType of OwnershipPercentage OwnershipOther OwnersDescriptionAnnual IncomeSource
Air CessMalabo, Equatorial Guinea, Sharjah, UAE, Islamabad, Pakistan, Entebbe, Uganda
Airbas TransportationSharjah, UAE. Richardson, Texas, USA
Centrafrican AirlinesBangui, Central African Republic. Sharjah, UAE. Ajman, UAE. Ras al Khaimah, UAE. Kigali, Rwanda
San Air General TradingAjman, UAE. Richardson, Texas, USA
Santa Cruz ImperialDubai, Sharjah, UAE
Transavia NetworkSharjah, Ajman, UAE. Ostende, Belgium
Abidjan FreightAbidjan, Ivory Coast
Air ZorySofia, Bulgaria. Nicosia, Cyprus
Bukavu Aviation TransportDemocratic Republic of Congo
Business Air ServicesDemocratic Republic of Congo
Gambia New Millenium Air CompanyBanjul, Gambia
Irbis Air CompanyAlmaty, Kazahstan
Moldtransavia SRLChisinau, Moldova
Odessa AirEntebbe, Uganda
ATC Ltd.Gibraltar, holding/shell companyUS Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control
Cet Aviation EnterpriseAjman, UAE, Equatorial Guinea, holding/shell companyUS Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control
Nordic Ltd.Sofia, Bulgaria, holding/shell companyUS Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control
Rockman Ltd.Sofia, Bulgaria, holding/shell companyUS Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control
Southbound LtdGibraltar, holding/shell companyUS Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control
Vial CompanyDelaware, USA, holding/shell companyUS Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control
Westbound Ltd.Gibraltar, holding/shell companyUS Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control

Legal Income

OriginAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource

Illegal Income

OriginAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource

Donations & Charity

OrganizationAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource
National park (Congo)
Russian expedition to the North Pole

Real Assets

Type of PropertyEstimated ValueDescriptionSource

Links & Connections

This section lists persons who are linked through other connections including businesses or mutual associates. This may not indicate a direct relationship between the parties.
Name of the Person / OrganizationDescriptionSource
Sergej BraudeGermany, Sergej Braude Gross und Einzel Handel (Berlin), founded ZAO "Serjio" in Russia with OOO "Lisco" and AOZT "Lisco Plus"source
Mohamed Mohebe UAE
Richard Ammar ChichakliUSA, Mar. 29, 1959
Lisitza Yuriy ValentinovichOOO "Lisco" OOO "Lisco Ltd" OOO "Lisco Plus"
Kudasov Andrey Edmundovich OOO "Lisco", TOO "Alanna Ltd"
Shevchenko Yuriy MihailovichFormer friend and colleague, via "Lisco"
Porohovskiy Viktor AlexandrovichFormer friend and colleague, via "Lisco"
Hinevich Alexander MichailovichFormer friend and colleague, via "Lisco"
Popkov Dmitry Igorevich "Great Lakes Business Company", OOO "Eco-Trust"
Kibkalo Alexander AlexandrovichStarted aviation business together
Burobin Viktor Nikolaevich Moscow lawyer firm "Justina", former colleague and lawyer
Galkin Vasiliy DmitrievichFormer 'Aeroflot" Russian aircompany representative in Ankara and Istanbul (Turkey), former general director of "Aerocomplex" Russian-Arab joint stock company. "Aeroflot" and Mohamed Mohebe (UAE) were the owners. Bout helped to hire aircrafts
Denisenko Sergey 1961, "San Air", UAE
Naydo ValeriyAug 10, 1957, "Cet Aviation" Ajman, UAE and Equatorial Guinea
Chichakli RichardUS citizen, "Central Africa Development Fund", "Chichakli
Bout Sergey AnatolievichOOO "BBS Consulting", ZAO "Aerocontract" (Galkin Vasiliy Dmitrievich was a co founder. "Aerocontract" co founded OOO "Berega" the other co-founder was "Regard Handels GmbH" (Vienn, Austria)
Belozerskiy Michail AlbertovichFeb 26, 1962, director of Non commercial organization "National Foundation for Law Enforcement and Military Forces" (Moscow). Accompanied Bout in Thailand, was arrested together with Bout, but free now.


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