(NEW YORK) Donald Trump’s former adviser, Steve Bannon, will appear in New York on Thursday on fraud charges in connection with the misappropriation of funds to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. , report US media.
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Mr. Bannon, 68, a figure of right-wing populism in the United States, was on his way to New York on Wednesday evening and went to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg at 9 a.m. Thursday. And there will be a criminal prosecution. , his attorney Robert Costello told CNBC television.
The channel confirmed preliminary information disclosed by the Washington Post on Tuesday evening, citing sources familiar with the matter that the former Eminence Grice of President Trump (2016-2021) is going to surrender to local law enforcement authorities in the state. New York was charged with financial fraud.
The Manhattan prosecutor’s office did not respond to AFP requests.
No details were given to the American press about the content of the lawsuits, but the Washington Post, CNBC and the CNN channel said it was the same case that earned Mr Bannon his first conviction for financial fraud in 2020. Federal Courts of the United States.
A former White House adviser was arrested in August 2020 along with three other key figures for allegedly defrauding and embezzling some of the $25 million in donor funding to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. A campaign promise of Donald Trump when he was elected in 2016.
But Steve Bannon was never tried in court because Republican President Trump pardoned Democrat Joe Biden a day before he left the White House on January 19, 2021.
In a press release sent to the media, Mr. Bannon called the midterm legislative elections on November 8, denouncing “spurious lawsuits against[him]60 days before the election.” He denounced the “weaponized partisan politics of criminal justice.”
The indictment comes six weeks after Bannon was found guilty in federal court in Washington of obstructing congressional investigative powers. He refused to cooperate with a parliamentary commission inquiry into the attack on the capital on January 6, 2021.
Even after being ousted from the White House in August 2017, Steve Bannon remained close to Donald Trump and spoke to him the day before the attack on January 6, 2021.