Maria Butina, who has admitted to working as a Russian agent to infiltrate an influential gun rights group and make inroads with U.S. conservative activists and Republicans, will be sentenced on April 26, a judge said on Thursday.
The sentencing date was set by U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan during a hearing in Washington. Butina, a former graduate student at American University who publicly advocated for gun rights, pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiring to act as a foreign agent for Russia. She has remained in custody since her arrest in July 2018.
(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch)