Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon pleads not guilty to wire fraud, money laundering charges - 2020-08-20

From UmbraXenu
Jump to: navigation, search
F182.png Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon pleads not guilty to wire fraud, money laundering charges August 20, 2020, Associated Press, CBC News

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon pleaded not guilty to charges that he ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme "We Build The Wall," involving three others.

The charges were contained in an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court that alleged Bannon received more than $1 million US himself, using some to secretly pay a co-defendant, Brian Kolfage, and to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars of Bannon's personal expenses.

Federal prosecutors alleged that Bannon and three others "orchestrated a scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of donors" in connection with an online crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $25 million to build a wall along the southern border of the United States.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | title = Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon pleads not guilty to wire fraud, money laundering charges | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/bannon-trump-charges-1.5693359 | work = Associated Press | publisher = CBC News | date = August 20, 2020 | accessdate = August 21, 2020 }}