Trump campaign manager arrested for fraud

Stephen Bannon, a former senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, was arrested and charged with defrauding $ 25 million from a campaign to build the border wall with Mexico, The New York Times reported today.

The controversial former Trump collaborator was arrested and charged along with three other people for his participation in the online fundraising scheme. These resources were intended to build a barrier on the dividing line with the neighboring country, authorities said.

Bannon and the rest of those involved “defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors under the false pretense that all that money would be spent on the construction of a wall,” Audrey Strauss, acting US attorney in Manhattan, said in a statement. released on Thursday.

According to federal authorities, Bannon, widely regarded as the architect of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, hatched the plot to defraud “build-the-wall” campaign donors.

The others charged with the crime are Brian Kolfage, an Air Force veteran from Miramar Beach, Florida; Andrew Badolato, a financier from Sarasota, Florida; and Timothy Shea of ​​Castle Rock, Colorado, the newspaper reported.

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