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Jailed model who claimed she has dirt on Russian oligarch speaks out

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    Pilgrim Link
    Highlights:

    Highlights:

    An imprisoned model from Belarus who claimed last year she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president has told Russian media she can't wait to be released. Anastasia Vashukevich, who has been in a Thai prison since February last year, was given a suspended sentenced Tuesday and ordered to be deported after she pleaded guilty to soliciting and conspiracy.

    Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, earlier claimed to have recordings of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska talking about interference in the 2016 U.S. election, but never released them. She has said she provided "escort" services to Deripaska, who is close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Vashukevich indicated she would turn over the recordings she claimed to have if the U.S. could help secure her release, but later withdrew the offer, suggesting that she and Deripaska had reached an agreement.

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      Deimos (edited ) Link Parent
      What's the "speaking out" being referred to here? She's being released and says she's looking forward to that, but won't talk about the recordings/allegations. It's good to have an update on the...

      What's the "speaking out" being referred to here? She's being released and says she's looking forward to that, but won't talk about the recordings/allegations.

      It's good to have an update on the story, but I think the title's pretty misleading since it implies she's revealing some of the information she claimed to have (which is the reason the story got attention in the first place).

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      1. Pilgrim Link Parent
        When in doubt I always go with the article's title. Obviously, feel free to change it if you think it misrepresents the story.

        When in doubt I always go with the article's title. Obviously, feel free to change it if you think it misrepresents the story.

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