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Judge Orders Accused Russian Agent Held in Jail

A federal magistrate judge on Wednesday ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina held in jail, saying she poses a serious flight risk. Butina, 29, was arraigned in federal court in Washington on one count of conspiracy and one count of working as an unregistered foreign agent in the United States in connection with a covert effort to influence American politics.  Prosecutors allege she was part of a secret, years-long Russian effort to influence American politics by making...

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