Van der Zwaan was also ordered to pay $20,000 in fines and serve two months of supervised release after he gets out of prison, and he will likely be deported to London before his wife is due to give birth in August.
Russian Federation probe special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating a private consulting firm with ties to an adviser who frequently met with Jared Kushner in the early months of the Trump administration.
The judge said van der Zwaan, unlike some defendants who have come before her, possesses the financial and emotional resources to weather hard times. Gates pleaded guilty and is cooperating with the probe, while Manafort faces a trial later this year.
Gates has since pleaded guilty in a deal with Mueller on charges of conspiring against the USA and of making false statements to the federal government.
Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News.
The subject of the recorded phone call, prosecutors said, was a 2012 report prepared by van der Zwaan's law firm about the jailing of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
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Van der Zwaan's attorneys argued that he had suffered enough already, saying his life had already been destroyed by his "terrible decision" to lie to federal authorities. Manafort and Gates continued their work for Yanukovych afterward, and van der Zwaan moved on to other things - most notably marrying Eva Khan, the daughter of Ukrainian-Russian billionaire German Khan, in the summer of 2017.
Mr Gates and Mr Manafort have been hit with a number of charges, including conspiracy to launder money and acting as "unregistered agents" of Mr Yanukovych and his party.
In the filing, Mueller's prosecutors sought to refute arguments by Manafort's lawyers that they went beyond the original appointment authority outlined in the special counsel regulations.
"That Gates and Person A were directly communicating in September and October 2016 was pertinent to the investigation", prosecutors said in van der Zwaan's pre-sentencing court document.
How does this tie into Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation?
President Trump has said that the charges against his former employees have no bearing on his campaign's work and repeatedly claims that "no collusion" occurred.
Prosecutors say in their court filing that given their mandate to investigate links between Trump associates and Russian Federation, it was logical and appropriate to investigate Manafort for ties to Russia-backed politicians and oligarchs. Manafort has pleaded not guilty and denied any wrongdoing related to Russian election interference.