by Les Sillars
Posted 7/18/18, 04:57 pm
A federal magistrate judge has ruled that a 29-year-old Russian gun-rights activist accused of being a covert agent must remain in jail ahead of her trial. Maria Butina should be detained as “an extreme flight risk,” prosecutors argued Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. They said in court papers that she was in contact with Kremlin operatives and used sex and deception to connect with U.S. political organizations and gather intelligence.