U.S. ex-boyfriend Butinai Paul Erickson has received seven years of prison

Paul Erickson, who previously had a close relationship with convicted in the United States a Russian woman Marie Boutin, got 7 years in prison, said the verdict of the court.

In addition, Erickson will have to spend 3 years under the supervision of law enforcement.

Previously, the U.S. attorney's office in South Dakota said that Erickson is accused of fraud and money laundering. Charges 56-year-old American was charged February 5, 2019. Erickson was charged with 11 criminal episodes, the maximum term for him - up to 20 years in prison on each charge and a fine of up to 250-500 thousand dollars.

The indictment States that from 1996 to August 2018 Erickson was engaged in attraction of investors by giving them false promises. Among the projects in which Erickson called to invest a wheelchair, the toilet, the construction of nursing homes and projects in the field of real estate in North Dakota. The charges are not related to the matter of Butynol.

Erickson pleaded guilty to two counts and agreed to pay compensation for damages. In addition, the agreement on recognition of guilt attached secret Supplement, which is closed to read in a public database.

Butina was arrested in July 2018 and sentenced to 18 months for "conspiracy to commit an illegal foreign agent". She pleaded guilty, otherwise she would face a long term in prison. At the end of October 2019, she was released and deported to Russia.