Alex van der Zwaan is a Belgian-born Dutch attorney, who has worked with the London branch of New York-based international law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to investigators while answering questions regarding Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections back in February 2018.
Eventually, Alex served 30 days in prison and was fined $20,000. Later, he was deported to the Netherlands. The United States President Donald Trump recently pardoned him in December 2020.
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Trump grants full pardons to 15 people, including Russia probe figures George Papadopoulos and Alex van der Zwan pic.twitter.com/q6YKEysmGC
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10 Facts On Alex van der Zwaan
- Alex van der Zwaan is 36 years of age and he was born in Brussels, Belgium. However, he holds Duch nationality.
- On his family background, he is the son of Rolf van der Zwaan and Ludmila van der Zwaan. Both his parents are Dutch.
- van der Zwaan studied law at King’s College London and earned his LLB degree in 2006. Later, he completed his Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in 2007.
- Regarding his ethnicity, he has Russian roots from his family side. Likewise, he has worked with a number of Russian oligarchs.
- Alex is a married man. He is married to Eva Khan since 2017. The couple reportedly welcomed their first child in August 2018.
- His wife Eva is the daughter of a Ukrainian-Russian billionaire businessman German Khan. German has a net worth of $10 billion, as of 2020.
- After completing his education, he began working at the London office of the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
- Alex was the first person sentenced in special counsel Robert Meuller’s Russia investigation in federal court in Washington in April 2018.
- The former lawyer has amassed an astonishing net worth from his law profession. However, the actual figure is yet to be revealed.
- Alex worked for the Ukrainian oligarch Gennadiy Bogolyubov, assisting him as his assets were at risk of being frozen by the London High Court on several occasions.