Ex-Skadden associate gets 30-day jail sentence for lying to Mueller's team

Alexander van der Zwaan was sentenced for lying to the special counsel team investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election

Alexander van der Zwaan, a former associate at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for repeatedly lying to the US special counsel team investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Van der Zwaan (pictured left), 33, pleaded guilty in February to a single charge that he lied about past communications with former Trump campaign deputy Rick Gates and an unnamed Ukrainian associate of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman. Van der Zwaan apologised in court on Tuesday, saying: “What I did was wrong.”

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