First sentence handed down in Mueller investigation

First sentence handed down in Mueller investigation

In the first sentencing in the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Muller [official website] into Russian meddling, 33-year-old Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison and a $200,000 fine, followed by two months of supervised release.

Van der Zwaan pleaded guilty [text, PDF] in February after being indicted [order, PDF] on charges of lying [JURIST report] to special counsel prosecutors and the FBI regarding his communications with former Trump advisor Rick Gates in August 2016.

Prior to receiving his sentence from US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, van der Zwaan apologized to his family and acknowledged his wrongdoing to the court.