Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Arrested on Fraud Charges in Border Wall Fundraising Scheme


Live from NPR news. I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Trump's former campaign adviser, Steve Bannon, has been arrested and charged with defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors is part of a fundraising campaign allegedly aimed at supporting Trump's border wall. Here's NPR's Windsor Johnston. Prosecutors in New York have charged Bannon and three others with defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors through his We build the wall fundraising campaign. The indictment accuses them of scheming to hide their misappropriation of funds by creating sham invoices and accounts to launder donations and to cover up their crimes. Prosecutors say the campaign raised more than $25 million NPR's Windsor Johnson reporting. Reacting moments ago, the president said he did not know anything about the alleged Crowdfunding scheme. Trump then said he disapproved of it and thought the project was Being done for quote, showboating reasons

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