This is not the only, but the main point in her case.
Russian woman Maria Butina, arrested in the United States in July 2018, pleaded guilty to one of the points about conspiring to harm the United States. The 29-year-old girl answered “Yes” to the judge’s corresponding question. This was reported by a CNN correspondent from a hearing in a Colombian court.
According to Butina, she acted under the leadership of a Russian official. Alexander Torshin, former deputy chairman of the Central Bank, was mentioned in connection with the Russian woman . From 2011 to May 2017, Butina worked as an assistant to Torshin on a voluntary basis. In April 2018, the United States imposed sanctions against it.
A petition for a deal with the investigation representatives Butina filed on December 10. As it turned out CNN, the agreement involves a reduction in the term and possible deportation to Russia. If earlier Butina was facing up to 15 years in prison, now, as NBC reports , she can receive up to six months in prison and a fine of up to 250 thousand dollars. New hearings on the case were scheduled for February 12, 2019.
Maria Butina, a member of the board of the Right to Arms organization, was arrestedin the USA on July 16 for being an agent on the instructions of a “high-ranking Russian official”. She was charged, including in an attempt to “penetrate into organizations that have an influence on American politics.” Butyna may face up to 15 years in prison.