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Lawyer Who Lied to Mueller About Russian Spy Gets 30 Days

  • Van der Zwaan is first person sentenced in Mueller probe
  • Mueller has five guilty pleas in election-meddling inquiry
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A Dutch lawyer who lied about his contacts with a top Trump campaign official and a reputed Russian spy was ordered Tuesday to serve 30 days in prison, becoming the first person sentenced in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sprawling investigation.

Alex van der Zwaan, 33, a former associate at U.S.-based Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and the son-in-law of Russian oligarch German Khan, was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.