Ex-White House adviser Steve Bannon arrested in fraud scam

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August 20, 2020 7:49 PM

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 USD 25 million to build a wall along the southern border of the United States.

The charges were contained in an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court. (File image: Reuters)

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon was arrested on Thursday on charges that he and three others ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme We Build The Wall. The charges were contained in an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court.

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 USD 25 million to build a wall along the southern border of the United States.

A phone at the office of Bannon’s lawyer went unanswered on Thursday morning. A spokeswoman for Bannon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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