The first went: the lawyer convicted in the case of RF interference in American elections

The court rendered the first verdict in the case of the intervention of Russian hackers in the presidential election campaign in the United States in 2016. A lawyer from the Netherlands , Alexander van der Zwaan waiting for 30 days of jail.

A Federal judge in Washington, DC Amy Berman Jackson sentenced van der Zwaan for giving false testimony in the case against the former head of election campaign of Donald trump Paul Manafort. Recall that the investigation conducted by special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.

«I’ve done something wrong and apologize to the court for his behavior,» said Alexander van der Zwaan before sentencing. The Dutch lawyer also have to pay a penalty of $20 thousand.

In the indictment, Mueller says that van der Zwaan «removed or did not provide emails requested by the office of the special Prosecutor». He also «made a false statement» about the date of the communication with partner Paul Manafort — Rick gates. It later emerged that van der Zwaan have repeatedly attended the meetings of the gates with an ex-spy from Russia Konstantin Kilimnik in 2016. Earlier the lawyer categorically denied the charges in the contacts with the Russian scouts.

In 2012, Alexander van der Zwaan worked in a law firm, which provided protection for the Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko in the framework of judicial harassment by the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.