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Dutch lawyer sentenced in Mueller probe deported

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A Dutch lawyer has been deported to the Netherlands after serving 30 days in prison over charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

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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He pleaded guilty to lying about his communications with former President Trump campaign aide Richard Gates and a Ukraine-based business associate of Gates and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

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.

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