Bannon Decries Charges in ‘We Build the Wall’ Suit

By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Steve Bannon) via Wikimedia Commons

Media personality and former Trump administration official Steve Bannon was caught having to defend himself in court yet again after the leftist New York City district attorney filed a suit regarding his involvement with “We Build The Wall,” a group working to independently build portions of wall on the southern border with Mexico.

Fox News reports:

Bannon turned himself in to New York authorities and was charged with six counts, including money laundering in the second degree, scheme to defraud in the first degree, and conspiracy in the fourth and fifth degrees. The indictment alleges that Bannon used WeBuildTheWall, Inc. to draw contributions from a crowdfunding website, which were then funneled through “various third party entities,” with part of the money going to the CEO of WeBuildTheWall despite that organization and the CEO making repeated statements that he would not be compensated.

The indictment does not name anyone else, identifying the CEO as “Unindicted Co-Conspirator 1.” A federal indictment filed in 2020 listed WeBuildTheWall founder Brian Kolfage as a co-defendant, alleging that he and Bannon told the public that Kolfage would “not take a penny” in compensation from the organization, only to then receive money through a third party entity. Kolfage pleaded guilty in the federal case to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Bannon was released on no cash bail and ordered to surrender his passport. He found out about the indictment a week ago when Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office called one of his lawyers to inform him.

Bannon pleaded not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering for his role in the fundraiser, and was pardoned by former President Trump before a trial was held.

Bannon said in a statement,

“Just days after being swatted three different times by deranged thugs from New York City inspired by the Biden Administration to assassinate me by police, the Soros-backed DA has now decided to pursue phony charges against me 60 days before the midterm election because WarRoom is the major source of the MAGA grassroots movement.”


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