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Anastasia Vashukevich, the Model Who Claimed to Know About Trump Collusion, Deported From Thailand

A model from Belarus who claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in Donald Trump’s election has been deported from Thailand. Anastasia Vashukevich pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiracy and soliciting prostitution linked to a “sex training” seminar in the country. But her case came to international attention after she claimed to have recorded meetings from 2016 between Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and unspecified Americans discussing Russian meddling in the U.S. election. She offered to release the recordings in exchange for U.S. asylum, but never produced evidence for her claim and later said she had no plans to release anything. Deripaska is close to Vladimir Putin and was an associate of Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. Vashukevich, 27, two other Belarussians and five Russians were sent back to their home countries.