Lawyer Alex van der Zwaan jailed for 30 days in Mueller's first conviction

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  • Dutch attorney, 33, is first to be formally sentenced for lying to FBI
  • Trump says ‘nobody’s been tougher to Russia than Donald Trump’

A Dutch attorney was sentenced on Tuesday to 30 days in prison for lying to federal agents, in the first formal conviction obtained by Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian election interference and alleged collusion between aides to Donald Trump and Moscow.

A federal judge in Washington sentenced Alex van der Zwaan, a 33-year-old lawyer who previously worked with Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager. He was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.

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