According to the federal court filing, Van Der Zwaan lied to Mueller's team about communications between himself, Manafort associate Rick Gates, an unnamed individual called "Person A" in documents, and also about why a specific email that turned up later hadn't been produced by Van Der Zwaan.
Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged with "willfully and knowingly making materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to investigators.
According to the court filing, prosecutors say van der Zwaan lied about his role in the production of a report on the trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Gates would be the third person in President Donald Trump's circle to agree to corporate with Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Van Der Swaan was charged with a criminal information, which typically precedes a guilty plea.
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The indictment also alleges that offshore accounts associated with Manafort and Gates paid more than $2 million between 2012 and 2014 to two companies that lobbied members of Congress and their staffs about Ukraine sanctions and "the propriety of imprisoning his presidential rival".
Manafort and Gates are facing charges of financial crimes not connected to the Russian interference, going back to their work for the Ukrainian government.
Mueller is investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election.
According to the document, van der Zwaan is accused of making false statements about his last communication with Gates, which the document says took place in mid-August 2016 and consisted of an "innocuous text message".
Van der Zwaan did not have a lawyer listed on the public court docket.
In his response, President Trump emphasized that last part. Both men have pleaded not guilty.
A Russian speaker, Van Der Zwaan was one of lawyers that Ukrainian prosecutors wanted to speak with to investigate misuse of government funds to pay for the report. Reuters reported at the time that the case was "regarded widely in the West as politically orchestrated".
This is a developing story.