By Chad Day | Related Press
WASHINGTON — Federal authorities have arrested a Russian girl accused of conspiring to infiltrate American political organizations, together with a gun-rights group, on the path of a senior Kremlin official.
That’s based on courtroom papers unsealed Monday in Washington. Maria Butina was arrested Sunday on a cost of conspiracy to behave as an unregistered agent of the Russian authorities.
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Courtroom papers say Butina labored on behalf of an unnamed Russian official to affect senior U.S. politicians and develop relationships with different political organizations between 2015 and 2017.
Prosecutors say the Russian official has since been sanctioned by the U.S.