Scheduling Butina Sentencing Date Delayed As She Continues To Cooperate

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Prosecutors and attorneys for Maria Butina — the Russian national who plead guilty to conspiracy — indicated in a court filing Friday that they were not ready to move towards sentencing because her  “cooperation is not yet complete.”

The filing comes days after her boyfriend, GOP operative Paul Erickson was charged with wire fraud and money laundering. However the court document does not say if that is a case that Butina is cooperating on.

After Butina entered her plea deal with prosecutors in December, they set a status conference for Feb. 12 to determine whether they’d be ready by then to schedule a sentencing date. They asked the court on Friday to delay that status hearing until Feb. 26, as “the parties are not prepared to advise the Court about potential sentencing dates.”

The court quickly granted to request.

Read the full filing below:

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