The court sentenced Butino to 18 months in prison

KIEV. April 26. UNN. The court in Washington sentenced on Friday arrested in the US, the Russian Maria Butina to 18 months in prison. About this TASS reported from the courtroom, reports UNN.

“I think Butina should be sentenced to 18 months imprisonment,” said presiding at the trial, the judge Tanya Chutkan.

Thus she did not follow the recommendations of lawyers held in detention for nine months Budinoi, who insisted on the term of imprisonment equal to rosjanki already served in custody, and granted the request of the Prosecutor’s office.

As reported UNN, according to common justice documents, Butina “worked in the interests of the senior representative of the Russian government, which later occupied a high post in the Central Bank of the Russian Federation”. The Ministry noted that Butina had the right to reside and live in the U.S. on a student visa and engaged in activities in the interests of the Russian Federation without proper registration with the Ministry of justice, in the United States is punishable by law. The statement noted that the Russian woman may face up to five years of imprisonment, but it remains innocent as long as her guilt is proven in court.