Another Trump Advisor is Criminally Charged: Steve Bannon
Former White House adviser Steve Bannon joins a list of Trump advisors who have been criminally charged: Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.
Bannon has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Federal prosecutors claim that Bannon and three others “orchestrated a scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of donors” with an online crowdfunding campaign called “We Build The Wall.”
The campaign raised more than $25 million to build part of the border wall that Trump promised Mexico would build, reports the Associated Press.
The federal indictment says that Bannon promised that 100% of the donations would be used for the border wall, but he and others allegedly pocketed much of the money, and then faked invoices and sham “vendor” arrangements as cover.
(Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo)