“Ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon arrested on charges of defrauding donors to ‘Build the Wall’ campaign”
“The crowdfunding effort was supposed to raise money to help build a wall along southern border.”
“Federal prosecutors on Thursday indicted one-time presidential aide Steve Bannon and three others on charges of taking money donated to help build a wall along the southern border, authorities said.
“Bannon, Brian Kolfage, Andrew Badolato, Timothy Shea “and others orchestrated a scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of donors,” according to prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.
“The defendants’ online crowdfunding campaign “We Build The Wall” raised more than $25 million with Kolfage “repeatedly and falsely assured the public that he would ‘not take a penny in salary,’ ” prosecutors said in a statement.”
“Bannon is the former executive chairman of Breitbart News and once served as chief strategist for President Donald Trump,” by Pete Williams, NBC News. Read more