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USA: Butina’s lawyer expects sentencing to occur ‘in a matter of weeks’ *PARTNER CONTENT*

United States, Washington DC
February 23, 2019 at 22:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Marina Butina’s lawyer Robert Driscoll expressed his hope that sentencing for his client would occur “in a matter of weeks” while giving an interview from Washington DC on Saturday.

“We have a status conference for the judge on Tuesday… and hopefully at that point we’ll set a date, maybe in a few weeks or a month to hopefully have a sentencing fairly soon in a matter of weeks,” he said.

Driscoll noted that the defence team would be “asking for a sentence in the zero to six-month range. And she's [Maria Butina] has already served 7 months. So, if the judge went with our recommendation it would be a time served sentence.”

Driscol then added that Butina’s deportation to Russia would occur “fairy shortly thereafter within a matter of days or maybe weeks but I think days.”

Butina, a former student at American University and a gun rights activist, pled guilty in December to conspiring to act as an agent for the Kremlin without registering in the US. She was the first Russian to be convicted of working to influence US policy during the 2016 presidential race.

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Marina Butina’s lawyer Robert Driscoll expressed his hope that sentencing for his client would occur “in a matter of weeks” while giving an interview from Washington DC on Saturday.

“We have a status conference for the judge on Tuesday… and hopefully at that point we’ll set a date, maybe in a few weeks or a month to hopefully have a sentencing fairly soon in a matter of weeks,” he said.

Driscoll noted that the defence team would be “asking for a sentence in the zero to six-month range. And she's [Maria Butina] has already served 7 months. So, if the judge went with our recommendation it would be a time served sentence.”

Driscol then added that Butina’s deportation to Russia would occur “fairy shortly thereafter within a matter of days or maybe weeks but I think days.”

Butina, a former student at American University and a gun rights activist, pled guilty in December to conspiring to act as an agent for the Kremlin without registering in the US. She was the first Russian to be convicted of working to influence US policy during the 2016 presidential race.

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