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U.S. judge delays plea hearing for accused Russian agent Butina

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday postponed a plea agreement hearing for accused Russian agent Maria Butina by one day, until Thursday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Butina, accused by U.S. prosecutors of acting as a Russian agent to infiltrate the powerful National Rifle Association lobby group and influence American policy toward Moscow, was expected to plea guilty.Butina initially pleaded not guilty after being charged in July with acting as an agent of Russia’s government and conspiracy to take actions on behalf of Moscow.Prosecutors have accused Butina…

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Accused Russian agent Butina poised to plead guilty: U.S. court papers

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Accused Russian agent Maria Butina, suspected of trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and influence U.S. policy toward Russia is expected to plead guilty this week following a deal between her lawyers and U.S. prosecutors, according to court filings on Monday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Former American University graduate student Butina had previously pleaded not guilty to U.S. charges in July that she was acting as an agent of the Russian government and conspiring to take actions on Russia’s behalf. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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In possible plea deal, accused Russian agent case ‘resolved’

“A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government has likely taken a plea deal, prosecutors indicated Monday in a court filing that said her case has been “resolved.”” writes Michael Balsamo for sun-sentinel.com. Her lawyers and federal prosecutors have asked for a hearing as soon as Tuesday morning. The charges against Butina were brought by federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., and her case is unrelated to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.However, for several weeks, prosecutors and Butina’s lawyer have…

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Ryan Zimmerman: ‘I don’t think it’s any secret I’d like to finish’ career with Nationals

“When he struggled to stay on the field in 2018, he accumulated 1.4 WAR, which translates to $10.8 million in free agent value” writes December At Am for washingtonpost.com. I still would like to get compensated fairly, but it’s not like I am going to go somewhere else and play for an extra couple bucks,” Zimmerman said. “I don’t think it’s any secret I’d like to finish here.If Zimmerman has a 2019 season similar to his 2017 campaign, the Nationals might be willing to pick up that option and negotiate…

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Scouting J.T. Realmuto as the Mets consider whether to deal current major leaguers for the Marlins stud catcher

“An industry source said the Mets have balked at the idea of including Conforto in a deal” writes Kristie Ackert for nydailynews.com. With GM Brodie Van Wagenen, however, openly talking to SiriusXM’s MLB radio about being in contact with the agent of free agent A.J. Pollock, who he added would be a good fit for the Mets; it’s likely the Mets are looking to deal an outfielder next. Source: nydailynews.com Share This:

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Emoov’s 140 staff expected to be laid off today after online estate agent falls into administration

“All 140 staff at Emoov were expected to be given their marching orders on Tuesday night after the online estate agent collapsed into administration” writes Jack Torrance for telegraph.co.uk. Russell Quirk, its founder and chief executive, told the trade magazine Property Week: “All staff, including me, are expecting to be laid off today.” The loss-making company, which charged home sellers a fixed up-front fee rather than the commission levied by traditional estate agents, had put itself… Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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That customer service agent you’re chatting with might be watching you type in real time

“Big Brother is watching you, and so it seems are many customer service agents you chat with online” writes Zach Epstein for bgr.com. A Gizmodo reader wrote in recently and shared with the site the transcript of a chat with a mattress company’s customer service agent.The New York Times reported (more than a decade ago!) that those customer service phone calls where they record you for, you know, quality control purposes?.  Source: bgr.com Share This:

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Salisbury nerve agent police officer reveals he and his family have lost everything

“The police officer poisoned in the Salisbury nerve agent attack has revealed how he and his family have lost their home and all their possessions because of the deadly contamination” writes James Kirkup for telegraph.co.uk. “Not only did we lose the house, we lost all of our possessions, including everything the kids owned, we lost all that, the cars.Speaking for the first time about his experiences Mr Bailey told BBC’s Panorama that while he was slowly recovering from the physical effects of the nerve agent, the psychological damage would take…

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