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USA: Lawyer say accused Russian agent Butina transferred to new prison01:53

USA: Lawyer say accused Russian agent Butina transferred to new prison

United States, Washington DC
August 18, 2018 at 22:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Maria Butina’s lawyer Robert Driscoll confirmed on Saturday in Washington Dc that his client had been transferred to a new prison in Alexandria, Virginia.

"But I am not aware of what the reasons were for the transfer," he said.

Dristoll also announced that a fund was established to assist Butina financially in her litigation.

"I also hope that there is a number of even small donations at Maria Butina fund. It shows her that people are thinking about her and have not forgotten about her," he added.

The next court hearing is planned on 10 September.

Maria Butina was detained on July 15, 2018 on charges of conspiring against the US government in favor of Russia and for failing to register as a foreign agent. The Russian side considered the US allegations to be ungrounded and stated that it would provide all necessary assistance to Butina.

USA: Lawyer say accused Russian agent Butina transferred to new prison01:53
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Maria Butina’s lawyer Robert Driscoll confirmed on Saturday in Washington Dc that his client had been transferred to a new prison in Alexandria, Virginia.

"But I am not aware of what the reasons were for the transfer," he said.

Dristoll also announced that a fund was established to assist Butina financially in her litigation.

"I also hope that there is a number of even small donations at Maria Butina fund. It shows her that people are thinking about her and have not forgotten about her," he added.

The next court hearing is planned on 10 September.

Maria Butina was detained on July 15, 2018 on charges of conspiring against the US government in favor of Russia and for failing to register as a foreign agent. The Russian side considered the US allegations to be ungrounded and stated that it would provide all necessary assistance to Butina.

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