A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced the first person in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Alex van der Zwaan was sentenced to 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine by Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington. The 38-year-old Dutch-born lawyer also will be under two months of supervised release for lying to Robert Mueller’s team, and is expected to leave the country after he leaves prison in Washington.
Van der Zwaan pleaded guilty in February to lying to federal prosecutors about his knowledge of communications that Rick Gates — a longtime associate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort — had with an unidentified person known as “Person A” in 2016. Van der Zwaan was told by Gates that “Person A” was a former Russian intelligence officer.