Dutch lawyer convicted in investigation into election Trump

In the investigation of special prosecutor Robert Mueller, that the research of Russian meddling in the American presidential election, is a Dutch lawyer sentenced to thirty days in jail.

The Dutch lawyer, Alex van der Zwaan, married with a daughter of the Russian billionaire German Khan, is in Washington, sentenced to a jail time of thirty days and a fine of $ 20,000. He is the first to be convicted in the case regarding the possible Russian interference in the American presidential election of 2016.

Van der Zwaan gave earlier that he had lied about his contacts with Rick Gates, a former campagnemedewerker of Donald Trump, and a former Russian intelligence officer. The latter would be in Ukraine have been working for the lobbybedrijf of Paul Manafort, a business partner of Gates. That last was a long time campaigner of Trump.

E-mails deleted

Gates and Manafort are also persecuted because of the lucrative lobbying that they did in Ukraine. They were more active for the party of former president Viktor Janoekovitsj. Van der Zwaan was involved in the drafting of a report in which the prosecution and conviction of a political rival of Janoekovitsj was defended.

Van der Zwaan, would the investigators initially have been told that he is only a ‘passive role’ played around the unveiling of the report. He claimed to not with Gates talked about the publication, but that turned out to be a lie. He has also, according to the prosecutor e-mails withheld or deleted.


During the prosecution of Van der Zwaan was also more information about contacts between the Gates and the Russian intelligence officer. Gates, who at that time was involved in the Trump campaign would be short for the presidential election have repeatedly called the business relationship.

The American knew reportedly that his interlocutor had worked for Russian military intelligence.

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