Maria Butina guided by South Dakota man to NRA, conservative meetings (Paul Erickson)
2010 Erickson files to form Investing with Dignity, LLC based in Sioux Falls.
2013 Erickson visits Moscow as part of a U.S. delegation to Right to Arms. Maria Butina is gun advocacy group’s chairwoman.
2014 Erickson returns to Moscow as a guest speaker for a Right to Arms-hosted event.
2015 Butina delivers speeches to University of South Dakota students in Vermillion, Sioux Falls students and teenage Republicans in the Black Hills after Erickson recommended her.
2016 Erickson and Butina on February 10, 2016, formed Bridges LLC, based in Sioux Falls. It wasn’t immediately clear what the limited liability company was formed to do.