Maria Butina appears in a police booking photograph released by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office in Alexandria, Virginia. Photo: Handout via Reuters

Admitted Russian agent Maria Butina is sentenced to 18 months in US prison followed by deportation after begging judge for mercy

  • Offence was ‘no simple misunderstanding’, judge says, before imposing sentence
Topic |   Espionage

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Maria Butina appears in a police booking photograph released by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office in Alexandria, Virginia. Photo: Handout via Reuters
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