Former White House adviser Steve Bannon was arrested Thursday on charges that he and three others illicitly took money from donors in 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 $25 million to build a wall along the southern border of the United States.
Bannon was arrested Thursday morning along with Brian Kolfage, Andrew Badolato and Timothy Shea, according to a statement from the US Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York.
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