A Russian woman has been sentenced in the United States because of agent activity to an 18-month prison sentence. She had pleaded guilty, as an agent of their home country's conservative political circles of the United States undermined. On Friday, a Federal court in Washington imposed a Penalty for the 30-Year-old corresponded to the requirement of the public Prosecutor's office.
Maria Butina is the only Russian citizen who was sentenced on the basis of extensive investigations to covert Russian influence on the US policy of the past few years.
she had established close contacts with the US gun lobby, the NRA, and also in high-level circles of the Republican party of President Donald Trump wrong. According to the investigators, Butina wanted to penetrate into the "national decision-making apparatus of the United States" and the US foreign policy influence. In court, the young Russian asked "humbly for forgiveness". She also said that she was "this evil Person portrayed in the media".
Butina was formally condemned, because they had not registered their work for a foreign government to the US authorities. Shortly before their criminal mass announcement, they said, however, that it was just a failure. She knew that a registry was needed, "I would have done that."
After detention from in the home
As their motive for their activities described Butina before the court that they are on better relations between the United States and Russia have to work want. It is ready since July of last year in prison, which will count towards your sentence. In nine months, so it will be free. After that, you will be after Russia deported, such as the U.S. Department of justice, said the Ministry.
Butina was enrolled at the American University in Washington and lived with the political consultant Paul Erickson, a Republican and NRA member. Your Partner introduced you in the Republican circles. In online networks of course, numerous photos of the Russian influence as being rich politicians.
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.
Big echo in the media in the USA
Butina was also interrogated by the special investigator, Robert Mueller , which investigated the alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election in 2016. Mueller was held, but according to his published last week in the investigation report no evidence of illegal collusion between the Trump Team and Moscow.
The case of the young Russian woman caught in the USA 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, in some she wore a cowboy hat. In US media, analogies were drawn to Anna Chapman, the failed 2010 in the USA, and also red-headed Russian spy. (fal/afp)
Created: 26.04.2019, 19:26 PM