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USA: Maria Butina to be released from prison before heading to Moscow

United States, Tallahassee
October 25, 2019 at 10:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian national Maria Butina who was sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting that she acted as an illegal, unregistered agent was set to be released from the Federal Correctional Institution of Tallahassee, Florida on Friday.

Footage shows exterior of the facility with cars arriving and leaving from one of the entrances.

Butina, a former university student in the US and a gun rights activist, was arrested in July 2018 on allegations of being engaged in espionage. She claimed that she was trying to establish better ties between Russia and the US.

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Russian national Maria Butina who was sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting that she acted as an illegal, unregistered agent was set to be released from the Federal Correctional Institution of Tallahassee, Florida on Friday.

Footage shows exterior of the facility with cars arriving and leaving from one of the entrances.

Butina, a former university student in the US and a gun rights activist, was arrested in July 2018 on allegations of being engaged in espionage. She claimed that she was trying to establish better ties between Russia and the US.

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