"The activities at issue in this case are part of Russia's wider information to get information and to establish links and channels of communication that can be used for the benefit of the Russian Federation," the prosecutors wrote in their verdict on Friday.
"If it was done successfully, the risk to the United States would also have been to the detriment of the country's political processes, domestic government relations and US foreign policy interests," the prosecutors wrote.
However, they note that she "failed well" with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. 1
In his memory, as well as on Friday, Butina asked the federal judge to release her from prison and send her home to Russia after nine months in prison when he was arrested for a Russian government foreign agent.
Her defense attorneys handed her to the court, which on Friday evening presented her as a serious graduate in America, simply by staying in touch with her powerful homeland.
She also spoke to the Senate Intelligence Committee on a voluntary interview that lasted eight hours. and gave them "thousands of pages of documents", including many related to former Russian policy Alexander Torsin.
Butina will be convicted next Friday. Prosecutors have not yet made a judge's recommendation on conviction. Her lawyers explicitly asked her to be sentenced to prison when he returned in December.
"Maria Butina is a dedicated daughter, a real idealist and a civilian activist of compassion," her defense lawyers wrote in her memory on Friday night. “Almost a year ago, she graduated from the University of America with a Master's degree in Direct A and Career. Her world has now collapsed because of the decision to help and discuss her amateur diplomacy efforts with a Russian official. ”
Butina 30-year-old arms rights activist admitted that he had tried to support the conservative political groups on behalf of Russia, especially with former Russian parliamentarian Torsin and former Russian Head of the Central Bank
. In a Friday night court, her lawyers described her as a "presidential election announcement" and forwards her information to Torshin, which was "fun." The relationship she had with Torsin "caused" her need to report to the Justice Department about her actions for the benefit of the Russians, wrote her lawyers.
"She has not penetrated the NRA online form and fee. She has not surprised the number or channel of Russian money in it. No one has told her to do it," wrote her defenders
Paul Erickson, a political operant accused of on money laundering in South Dakota, mentioned in her report as her boyfriend and a person who helped her prepare a Russian-American diplomacy plan in the United States, she collaborates with researchers in the study against Erickson
George O & # 39; Neil Jr., Rockefeller's heir, which CNN had previously identified as a US 2 person in Bhutan, submitted a letter confirming Bethin in which he admitted that he supported his master's degree at an American university where he was a graduate.
Neill also wrote in his letter: "Over the past eight months, Mary has been seeing and seeing many of her dreams shocked by political circles. The non-indigenous, I hope that the court, judging it, will look at this beautiful and powerful young woman and without any extra punishment.
No lawyers from Erickson made a letter
Letters of Bhutan's supporters, including members of his family, were in Russian and translated into English