Mueller Indicts New Name in Russia Investigation

Attorney Alex Van Der Zwaan is accused of lying about his dealings with Rick Gates
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 20, 2018 9:09 AM CST
A file photo of Robert Mueller.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

(Newser) – More Robert Mueller moves: Prosecutors have charged an attorney they say lied to federal investigators in the Russia probe, reports the Hill. A document filed in federal court in Washington Tuesday accuses Alex Van Der Zwaan of one charge of making false statements, per the AP. The information was filed ahead of a plea hearing scheduled for later Tuesday. The court filing says Van Der Zwaan lied to investigators about his interactions with Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide who was indicted last year on charges of conspiracy to launder money and acting as an unregistered foreign agent. Gates is reportedly planning to plead guilty and testify against former campaign chief Paul Manafort.

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