US Special Counsel Unveils New Charges in ‘Russian Probe’ Over False Statements

BREAKINGUS Special Counsel Unveils New Charges in ‘Russian Probe’ Over False StatementsUS17:25 20.02.2018(updated 17:37 20.02.2018) Get short URL151

The office of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged attorney Alex van der Zwaan with giving false statements to investigators in the so-called Russia probe about a Ukraine-related case.

“On November 3, 2017, the defendant Alex van der Zwaan, did willfully and knowingly make materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements and representations… to the Special Counsel’s Office, including Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in Washington, D.C., in the course of answering questions concerning his work as an attorney employed by a law firm engaged in 2012 by the Ukraine Ministry of Justice to prepare a report on the trial of Yulia Tymshenko,” the document said.

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