Trump-Russia: lawyer who worked with Manafort pleads guilty to lying

Alex Van Der Zwaan, who is reportedly married to the daughter of a Russian-Ukrainian oligarch. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Alex van der Zwaan charged with making false statements to special counsel investigating Trump campaign

Trump-Russia inquiry: lawyer who worked with Manafort pleads guilty to lying to FBI

Alex van der Zwaan charged with making false statements to special counsel investigating Trump campaign and its ties to Russia

​A lawyer who previously worked with Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, was charged with – and has plead guilty to – lying to the FBI, marking another major development the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump election campaign and the Kremlin.

Alex van der Zwaan, who married the daughter of a Russian-Ukrainian oligarch last year, admitted making false statements in connection to work he did in Ukraine, as part of a plea agreement with the special prosecutor on the Russia investigation, Robert Mueller.

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