Court orders release of Russian mom convicted of taking kids


November 6, 2020

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court ordered the immediate release of a Russian mother whose case garnered international attention after she was convicted of kidnapping for moving her children from the U.S. to Russia amid a divorce.

Bogdana Alexandrovna Osipova, who is referred to by her married name of Mobley in court documents, was convicted in Kansas last year of one count of international parental kidnapping and two counts of attempting to extort money.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the two extortion convictions in August but upheld t...

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