Judge orders Russian agent jailed pending trial

“WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and poses a serious flight risk” writes Aol Staff for Her attorney, Robert Driscoll, has said she is not a Russian agent and poses no flight risk, after she was arrested on Sunday without warning.During a preliminary hearing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, prosecutors showed a photo of Butina meeting an alleged Russian intelligence agent at a Washington restaurant.SEE ALSO: White House denies Trump said Russia no longer targeting US The Justice Department said Butina has been in contact with Russian intelligence operatives, kept contact information for several Russian agents and had a handwritten note in her Washington apartment asking how to respond to an offer of employment with a Russian intelligence agency.

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