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Prosecutors’ Last-Minute, Amped-Up Butina Claims Appear To Have Paid Off

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April 26, 2019 3:05 p.m.

I was a little surprised when I saw last week’s sentencing memos in Maria Butina’s case and how aggressive the prosecutors’ recommendation was — they sought 18 months for the one count of conspiracy to act as a foreign agent that Butina had pleaded guilty to.

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