First Sentence Handed Down In Mueller Probe

Newsweek reports:

A lawyer who once did work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine was sentenced to 30 days in prison Tuesday, the first punishment announced in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling. Alex Van der Zwaan lied to the FBI about his contacts with Rick Gates, who was an official on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and an individual in Ukraine who prosecutors referred to as “Person A.” Mueller’s team had charged Gates with financial crimes, and days after van der Zwaan pleaded guilty, Gates pleaded guilty too.

CNN reports that the light sentence is likely due to Van der Zwann’s cooperation with the investigation.