Maria Butina Ordered To Jail By Federal Judge

Jul 18, 2018

According to Reuters, a federal judge ordered a suspect Russian agent to jail pending her trial.The accused Maria Butina was arrested over the weekend, but federal prosecutors requested that she be detained until her trial.Prosecutors added that Butina poses a serious flight risk due to her ties to Russian intelligence.The Justice Department added that Butina has been in contact with Russian intelligence operatives during her time in the US, and posed as a graduate student to obtain a visa.