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Maria Butina filed an appeal of her 18-month prison sentence Wednesday.
A federal judge sentenced the Russian agent to a year and a half in prison last month but gave her credit for the nine months she has already spent in jail.
The article goes on to state the following:
Butina, 30, pleaded guilty in December to failing to register as a foreign agent with the Justice Department while she acted at the direction of Alexander Torshin, a longtime figure in Russian politics, to infiltrate conservative American political circles and influence U.S. relations with Russia.
Update in the Butina case: She is appealing her sentence to the D.C. Circuit. pic.twitter.com/3ZG5xvB9hF
— Britain Eakin (@BritainEakin) May 15, 2019
Maria Butina, the only Russian arrested and convicted in the three-year investigation of Moscow’s interference in US politics, filed an appeal against her 18-month prison sentence https://t.co/DDwXCr8Ikc
— AFP news agency (@AFP) May 15, 2019
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