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Steve Bannon, a former Trump adviser, was arrested for fraud against donors to the campaign to build the wall with Mexico

Steve Bannon, former campaign manager and former political advisor to US President Donald Trump, was arrested Thursday for fraud against donors in a campaign to raise funds to build the wall with Mexico.

Federal prosecutors have accused Bannon and three others – Brian Kolfage, Andrew Badolato and Timothy Shea – of using the money they received to build the border wall.

According to the US attorney for the southern borough of New York, Bannon and the other three defendants “orchestrated a scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of dollars from donors” of the “We Build the Wall” campaign.

Steve Bannon, a former Trump adviser, was arrested for fraud against donors to the campaign to build the wall with Mexico
Steve Bannon, a former Trump adviser, was arrested for fraud against donors to the campaign to build the wall with Mexico

They raised more than $ 25 million through an “online” crowdfunding campaign, of which Kolfage “repeatedly affirmed that they would not take a penny for their salaries.” Bannon went so far as to publicly say, “We are a voluntary organization,” the prosecutor recalled, according to NBC.

Shortly after the charges were filed, Bannon was arrested, according to the US press.

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