Maria Butina became the first Russian national to admit to trying to influence U.S. politics before the 2016 election, with her guilty plea this week in a federal investigation.
By Gabriela Martinez
In our Thursday news wrap, French police have found and killed the man accused of opening fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg. The search for the suspect ended as a third shooting victim died of injuries. Also, after surviving…
The gun rights activist, who was arrested in July, is accused of gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations. Prosecutors say Butina's work was directed by a former Russian lawmaker.
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, a winter storm departed the South after dumping heavy snow and killing at least three people. More than a foot of snow fell in parts of North Carolina, causing widespread power outages and fears of…
By Associated Press
Prosecutors say they have "resolved" a case against a woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government, a sign that she likely has taken a plea deal.
By Chad Day, Associated Press
Maria Butina was indicted on charges of conspiracy and acting as an unregistered foreign agent.
By Angela Charlton, Associated Press
Russian Embassy officials were to meet Thursday with a Siberian gun rights activist jailed in Washington on charges of spying on the U.S.
In our news wrap Wednesday, a federal judge ordered the Russian national charged as an unregistered foreign agent to be jailed without bond until her trial. Lawyers for Maria Butina say the charges are overblown. Also, the 12 boy soccer…
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