GOP Operative Who Dated Russian Spy Maria Butina Just Pled Guilty To Money Laundering: Report
Paul Erickson, a Republican operative who was involved with Russian agent Maria Butina, pled guilty to multiple federal crimes, according to a new report.
“Paul Erickson, the former boyfriend of convicted Russian agent Maria Butina, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering according to a plea agreement filed in a South Dakota federal court Monday afternoon,” The Daily Beast reports. “In a two-page statement detailing the factual basis for the plea, Erickson said he conned someone called only “D.G.” into wiring him $100,000, under the pretense that the money was for a real estate investment in North Dakota.”
Erickson also admitted wiring $1,000 of the money to somebody called only “M.B.” in court records.