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Alleged spy wants to plead guilty

A Russian gun-rights activist that had built up in the United States, a far-flung network in conservative circles, wants to confess to illegal activities. From a Monday by their lawyers in a Federal court in Washington submitted a document stating that the 30-year-old Maria Butina has entered into a cooperation agreement with the Prosecutor's office.

Therefore, you want to admit in a guilty plea before the court to be as an "unregistered agent" of Russia. Also, you want to plead guilty to a "conspiracy" with the aim of have been involved, to infiltrate political organizations in the United States and to promote the interests of the Russian government"".

Butina had been taken in July. At the time, she pleaded still not guilty. Meanwhile, the "matter" between the defense and prosecution had been solved, declared the lawyers of the young woman. To made the possible Penalties for the 30-Year-old.

student visa

Butina made in the USA contacts to politicians and policy advisors as well as the powerful gun lobby, the NRA. According to investigations by the Federal police, the FBI, they wanted to penetrate into the "national decision-making apparatus of the United States".

The young woman was entered into in August of 2016 with a student visa in the USA. In Washington, she lived with a policy consultant to the Republican party of President Donald Trump .

Butina is a protege of Alexander Torshin, the Vice-Chairman of the Russian Central Bank and the head of state Vladimir Putin is close to. With Torshin was a lot of traveling in the United States, especially in the case of the NRA.

Already in the 2010 Russian spy busted

The case of the young Russian woman has awakened in the United States, a lot of attention, also because of their iridescent appearance. The red-haired woman posing on photos in the Online networks guns with rapid fire and other shooting device, in some she is wearing a cowboy hat. In US media, analogies were drawn to Anna Chapman, the failed 2010 in the USA, and also red-headed Russian spy.

The case, Butina is part of the extensive Research of the U.S. Department of justice, to the attempted Russian influence were on the US policy. In another – and the politically most explosive path of the investigation involves possible illegal collusion between Trump's staff and Moscow during the election campaign of 2016. (chk/sda)

Created: 11.12.2018, 02:15 PM

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