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Judge Orders Gag, Chides Prosecutors In Case Of Accused Russian Agent Butina

Judge Tanya Chutkan said both prosecutors and the defense had gone too far in their statements. She declined to release Maria Butina from pretrial confinement.

Updated at 4:09 p.m. ET

A federal judge has imposed a gag order in the case of accused Russian agent Maria Butina after concluding her defense lawyer "overstepped" the line in a series of news media interviews.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan also ordered that Butina, 29, will continue to be detained pending trial after

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