Maria Butina

Crime
The longtime Republican operative faces up to 40 years in prison for a business investment scam.
U.S. News
Butina, recently freed from prison for acting as an unregistered agent of the Kremlin, defiantly told "60 Minutes" she was only "social networking."
Politics
An 18-month investigation from Senate Committee on Finance staff reveals how deeply connected the National Rifle Association was with Russian officials.
Politics
Patrick Byrne threw his company's shares into chaos last week after saying he had a relationship with an accused Russian spy.
U.S. News
Butina, who is serving 18 months in jail, is asking for the public's help to pay her legal fees.
U.S. News
The Russian agent pleaded guilty in 2018 to acting as a spy for the Kremlin.
U.S. News
Butina said if she was really an agent, "I would be the most unseen person on Earth."
Crime
Erickson, a conservative political operative, has been accused of fraud and money laundering.
World News
Paul Whelan has reportedly been charged with espionage. Here’s what we know about him and his case so far.
World News
Paul Whelan is accused of conducting a "spy mission" while in Moscow — a claim that his family disputes.
Politics
The Russian gun rights activist was enmeshed in Republican politics during the 2016 election.
Videos
Maria Butina will admit to being a Russian spy in exchange for leniency. Prosecutors say she infiltrated prominent conservative groups, including the National Rifle Association.
Politics
The gun-rights activist has been accused of working for the Kremlin, including an attempt to arrange a meeting between Trump and Vladimir Putin.
Politics
Video of her singing "Beauty and the Beast" with the GOP operative is proof of their romance, her lawyer claims.
Politics
The Russian was living with Republican operative Paul Erickson when she was arrested.
Comedy
The "Full Frontal" host takes on the NRA's Dana Loesch.
Politics
The meetings involved officials at the U.S. Federal Reserve and Treasury Department.
Comedy
That way, the president will like you, quipped "The Daily Show" star.
World News
Butina is accused of conspiring to influence American politics while covertly working for the Kremlin.
Politics
The NRA-linked gun rights activist appeared in federal court Wednesday, hours after the release of explosive new allegations against her.