Maria Butina’s lawyers confident she will be allowed to return to Russia within days after sentencing

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Jailed ‘Russian agent’ Maria Butina has a good chance of getting home soon, her attorney told RT. She was arrested in the US in the midst of the hunt for ‘Russian meddling’. Butina’s legal team is working to get a time-served sentence in coming weeks, after which the woman would be deported to Russia, her attorney Robert Driscoll told RT. The defense will be asking for “a sentence in a zero to six month range,” he said. The attorney explained that Butina has already spent seven months in a US prison, and, if the court agrees with her team’s reasoning, she won’t have to do more jail time. That verdict would automatically kick start the deportation process. Driscoll hopes that it will be done as quickly as possible, and Butina would see her homeland “in a matter of days” after the sentencing.

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