Justice Dept asks judge to send Butina back to Russia after sentencing

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Russian agent Maria Butina to be sentenced in U. Convicted Russian spy Maria Butina who admitted to working in the United States as an agent of the Russian government to infiltrate the NRA and influence U. conservative activists and Republicans said U. District Judge Tanya Chutkan on Thursday. Alexander Torshin is the Russian government official named in Butinas U. The move to send her back to Russia comes as little surprise. Part of Butinas plea agreement stated that Butina was likely to be deported upon the completion of her sentence. The lawyer for Butina hopes she will get a time served sentence. The motion by United States Attorney Jessie K. The deal stated that it was very likely that Butinas deportation would be mandatory after the court proceedings are over

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