The court delivered its first judgment in the framework of the “Russian...

The court delivered its first judgment in the framework of the “Russian investigation”

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Суд вынес первый приговор в рамках «российского расследования»

Alex van der Zwaan pleaded guilty

Within spectaculorum led by Robert Mueller investigation of Moscow’s interference in the election of 2016 is the first sentence handed down.

The decision of the court of the District of Columbia, a former employee of the law firm Skadden Arps, a citizen of the Netherlands Alex van der Zwaan sentenced to 30 days in jail for giving false statements to the FBI agents. He previously pleaded guilty.

In his address to the court the lawyers of van der Swaan sought to be limited to conditional punishment, while enabling the defendant no later than August of this year to return to London, where his family lives.

The arguments of counsel judge Amy Berman Jackson declared insolvent, sentencing van der Swaan, in addition to imprisonment, also to pay a fine in the amount of $ 20,000. According to the court, within two months, he will be under police surveillance, but, as said the judge can leave the United States immediately after completing the 30-day detention period.