Steve Bannon, former adviser to Donald Trump, charged with fraud | Abroad

ModernizationSteve Bannon, a former senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, has turned himself in to a New York court. He was accused of fraud. American media reported it. Bannon is suspected of manipulating donated funds to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.

The indictment against Bannon mentions two counts of money laundering. He faces up to 15 years in prison.

It’s all about the fraud allegedly committed with the “We’re Building the Wall” recruitment campaign. Bannon received his first indictment for financial fraud in 2020. The former White House counsel was even arrested in August 2020. He and three others allegedly embezzled part of the $25 million donated to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, a campaign promise Donald Trump election. .

Grace or grace

However, Bannon was never convicted, as Trump pardoned him. It happened on January 19, 2021, the day before he left the White House of his successor, Joe Biden. At the time, it was a federal issue. This time around, the 68-year-old Bannon is being charged by the New York State Attorney’s office, and the charge is similar to the federal charge. According to the New York indictment, 11,000 donors from across the state of New York were defrauded of more than $730,000.

“Making a profit by lying to donors is a crime, and in New York you will be held accountable,” said Attorney General Alvin Bragg. Steve Bannon worked as the architect of a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud thousands of donors. Trump’s pardon only applies to the federal case.

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See also: Trump pardons ex-adviser Steve Bannon

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