Lawyer arrested in the US, the Russians said that the question of the extension of the charges is not
WASHINGTON, July 18. /Offset. TASS Boris Makarov/. The US government in a statement on Tuesday the indictment did not put forward new charges against detained July 15, citizens of the Russian Federation’s Butinai. This explanation was given to the correspondent of TASS, the lawyer of the Russians Robert Neil Driscoll.
“There is essentially no. [Charges for] the same behavior,” he said, responding to a request to clarify whether, to draw a conclusion on the extension of the accusations against Butinai. The report notes that 29-the summer citizen of the Russian Federation charged with participating in a conspiracy to unregistered activities in favor of a foreign state on the territory of the United States, and this very activity. As expected, at the hearing in the district court of the us capital on Wednesday, a Russian woman will be read the charges, and up to this point Butina is in custody.
About its detention it became known on Monday. In accordance with common justice documents, Butina supposedly “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 of justice drew attention to the fact that this representative of the Russian authorities was in April 2018 included in the sanctions list of the U.S. Treasury. 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.