Russian Student Arrested in Washington DC, Charged as Foreign Agent

Russian Student Arrested in Washington DC, Charged as Foreign Agent
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  • calendar-gray 16 July 2018

Russian national Mariia Butina has been arrested and charged with conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government, the US Department of Justice announced on Monday, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

 

According to the US Department of Justice, Butina, who was arrested on Sunday, was developing ties with US citizens and infiltrating political groups without informing the US attorney general of her alleged intentions — to further Russian interests, it alleges. 'Overt acts' she stands accused include sending two emails to a "US person in an effort to develop, maintain, and exploit a relationship to furtherance of the conspiracy" to promote Russian interests in the US.

Ceyhun Aliyev

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