Steven Bannon, former adviser to Donald Trump, accused of fraud

Steve Bannon, a former adviser to Donald Trump, has been accused of embezzling funds paid for through a crowdfunding website designed to help build a “wall” on the US-Mexico border promised by the US president, he said. the US president on Thursday. Manhattan federal prosecutors.

Steve Bannon has been arrested, the federal prosecutor in Manhattan said on Thursday. Former Donald Trump adviser accused of embezzling funds paid through crowdfunding website believed to help build US-Mexico border “promised” by US president

The man who was one of the architects of the 2016 New York magnate’s presidential campaign is accused of having, along with three other executives at the “We Build The Wall” website, diverted money from “hundreds of thousands of donors,” prosecutor Audrey Strauss said in a statement.

Steve Bannon would have used “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in particular to cover “personal expenses,” she added.

With AFP