A federal court this Tuesday is now expected to deal out its first sentence in special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into Russian election meddling.
Dutch national Alex Van Der Zwaan — who previously pleaded guilty to not being forthcoming with federal agents — is expected to be the first person sentenced as part of the investigation, ABC News revealed.
Van Der Zwaan was indicted on charges of making “materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements and representations” to Mueller’s office and FBI agents, according to a court filing which was released back in March.
Van Der Zwaan was dishonest regarding his last communications with former Trump campaign adviser Richard Gates and then deleted emails requested by the special counsel’s office, according to the charges.
Mueller is also now looking into a private consulting firm that worked for the United Arab Emirates, The Wall Street Journal revealed this Monday.
Mueller’s team has begun putting pressure on the private consulting firm Wikistrat as well as its founders, Joel Zamel and Daniel Green.The company’s lawyer, Marc Mukasey, suggest that neither the company or its founders are currently the main focus of Mueller’s investigation.
However, a source explained to the Journal that Mueller’s team met up with Zamel and pressed him about his business relationship with George Nader, a top adviser to UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed who was closely connected to the Trump administration last year.
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