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Alleged Russian agent pleads guilty to conspiracy, agrees to cooperate with authorities: report


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Gun rights activist and alleged Russian agent Maria Butina is agreeing to plead guilty to conspiracy in a criminal case against her, according to ABC News.

ABC News reports that as part of a deal with prosecutors, Butina will admit she and an unnamed person "agreed and conspired, with a Russian government official ('Russian Official') and at least one other person, for Butina to act in the United States under the direction of Russian Official without prior notification to the Attorney General."
Butina has agreed to cooperate with local, state & Federal officials as part of this plea deal. Should produce some interesting revelations.

‘Parties resolved the matter’: Court documents in ‘foreign agent’ Butina case suggest deal made

Maria Butina, a Russian national detained in the US and accused of failing to register as a foreign lobbyist under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), appears to have reached a deal with prosecutors.

Documents, entered on Monday, request that a federal judge schedule a hearing this week so Butina can change her not guilty plea which she entered in July. There is still no indication what Butina intends to plead guilty to.
This is the Kremlin's take on the Butina guilty plea. Note the 'foreign agent' in quotes.

Maria Butina: 'covert Russian agent' will plead guilty over effort to infiltrate NRA

Deal reached between US prosecutors and Butina, who is accused of attempting to influence gun lobby on behalf of the Kremlin

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina, who is suspected of trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) and influence US policy toward Russia, is expected to plead guilty this week following a deal between her lawyers and US prosecutors, according to court filings on Monday.
British take on the Butina plea deal. She is said to already be cooperating with authorities.
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