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Alex van der Zwaan, 33, was turned over to Dutch authorities on Tuesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials told CNN.
Van der Zwaan was the first person to serve time for charges brought by Mueller. He was sentenced earlier this year to 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine after pleading guilty to one count of lying to the FBI about his contacts with a former Trump campaign aide.
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Gates and Manafort are facing multiple charges related to financial crimes.
Van der Zwaan was released after serving 30 days in a low-security federal prison near Allenwood, Pa.
Van der Zwaan’s attorneys previously said he hoped to leave the country voluntarily after his sentence, according to CNN.