Is Maria Butina Flipping
From the beginning, prosecutors and the media have made Maria Butina, the alleged Russian spy, the Red Sparrow, while I have called her the real life “The Americans,” while her attorney continues to defend her relationship with GOP consultant Paul Erickson. But, prison has a way of making people fall out of love.
Now, a recent court filing alleges that Butina is ready to flip on Erickson. Named as “Person 1” when referring to Erickson, “-the defense contends that the defendant is in a committed relationship with Person 1” and “she recently offered to provide information to the government about his illegal activities.” Note to self- don’t fall in love with a Russian spy.
Federal prosecutors have an ongoing fraud investigation pending against Erickson and per the federal prosecutor’s filings, Erickson played an “integral role” in aiding Butina’s criminal activity and that Erickson served as a go-between the Kremlin and President Trump’s Administration.
In addition, prosecutor allege that Erickson knew that Butina worked under the direction of Russian Central Banker Alexander Torshin.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.