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Steve Bannon Arrested and Charged with Fraud

What Happened:

  • The Justice Department announced that Steve Bannon and three other suspects were arrested and indicted Thursday in connection with an online fundraising campaign that allegedly defrauded investors of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The campaign, "We Build the Wall," was said to have raised over $25 million in all.

  • Steve Bannon was a former advisor to President Trump and served as the White House Chief Strategist before he submitted his resignation notice on August 4, 2017. He is also the former executive chairman of Breitbart News.

  • Said U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss, "the defendants defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors, capitalizing on their interest in funding a border wall to raise millions of dollars, under the false pretense that all of that money would be spent on construction."

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