A Russian specialist who endeavored to penetrate US political gatherings has been condemned to year and a half in jail, telling the court: “I demolished my own life.”
Maria Butina attempted to imply herself into the National Rifle Association (NRA) with an end goal to influence American strategies for Moscow.
In the wake of arguing not liable, she later switched her position, admitting to a solitary include of trick in December.
The 30-year-old has been in guardianship since her capture in July.
Butina will be credited with the nine months she has just served in prison, and will confront quick extradition after her sentence is finished.
Maria Butina has been condemned subsequent to confessing to helping the Russian government endeavor to US approach
Butina told the court in Washington DC on Friday: “My folks found my capture on the morning news they watch in their provincial house in a Siberian town.
“I adore them beyond all doubt, yet I hurt them ethically and monetarily. They are experiencing the majority of that.
“I devastated my very own life also. I went to the United States not compelled, yet with expectation, and now everything is gone yet contrition.”
In spite of investigator’s cases that she harmed US national security, Butina said that she had no goal of hurting the American individuals.
Her condemning went ahead that day that US President Donald Trump ventured out to talk at the NRA show in Indianapolis.