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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Dutch Lawyer is First to Be SENTENCED in Mueller’s Russia Probe
No known ties to the Trump campaign
Alex van der Zwaan AP Mark Moore
A Dutch lawyer who is the son-in-law of a Russian oligarch was sentenced to 30 days behind bars Tuesday morning — the first person jailed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Moscow meddling in the 2016 election.
Alex van der Zwaan, who has no known ties to the Trump campaign, entered a guilty plea in February on charges that he lied to federal agents and was sentenced in federal court in Washington.
Van der Zwaan, 33, lied to Mueller’s prosecutors about his work in Ukraine with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates.