Former Trump WH Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has been charged with fraud
Former Trump administration official Steve Bannon and three other men have been indicted Thursday by federal prosecutors for allegedly defrauding millions of dollars from thousands of donors in an online crowdfunding campaign under the false pretense that the donated money would be spent on the construction of a wall on the U.S- Mexico border.
Acting US District Attorney of Southern New York Audrey Strauss said, " the defendants defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors, capitalizing on their interest in funding a border wall to raise millions of dollars, under the false pretense that all of that money would be spent on construction. While repeatedly assuring donors that Brian Kolfage, the founder and public face of We Build the Wall, would not be paid a cent, the defendants secretly schemed to pass hundreds of thousands of dollars to Kolfage, which he used to fund his lavish lifestyle."
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