Lawyer linked to former Donald Trump aide gets 30 days in prison, $20,000 fine in Russia probe

Alex van der Zwaan leaves court. A man standing near the entrance holds a sign that reads 'lock them up!'The Dutch son-in-law of one of Russia’s richest men has been sentenced to 30 days in prison and fined $20,000 for lying to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators about his contacts with an official in President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Key points:
Alex van der Zwaan once worked closely with Mr Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort
He lied to FBI agents about communications he had with Rick Gates, a protege of Mr Manafort, who held a senior position in the Trump campaign
He also withheld and deleted emails
It marked the first sentencing of anyone in Mr Mueller’s ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Alex van der Zwaan, a lawyer who once worked closely with Mr Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, was also sentenced to two months of supervised release by US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson.

via Lawyer linked to former Donald Trump aide gets 30 days in prison, $20,000 fine in Russia probe – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)