Former White House adviser Steve Bannon was captured Thursday on charges that he and three others illegally took cash from benefactors in an internet raising support plot “We Build The Wall”.
The charges were contained in an arraignment unlocked in Manhattan government court. Government investigators asserted that Bannon and three others “organized a plan to swindle countless givers” regarding an internet crowdfunding effort that raised more than $25 million to assemble a divider along the southern fringe of the United States.
Bannon was captured Thursday morning alongside Brian Kolfage, Andrew Badolato and Timothy Shea, as per an announcement from the US Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York. Bannon had freely called the ‘We Build The Wall’ battle a “volunteer association”.
Kolfage “over and again and dishonestly guaranteed the open that he would “not take a penny in pay or pay” and that “100% of the assets raised . . . will be utilized in the execution of our crucial reason””, as per the prosecution. The four men purportedly got a huge number of dollars “which they each utilized in a way conflicting with the association’s open portrayals,” the arraignment asserts.3:32 PM