Steve Bannon indicted in southern border wall crowdfunding scheme

Crowdfunding campaign grift about a southern border wall financing scheme of $25 million has now generated an indictment of Steve Bannon and others. SDNY is in charge. Wire fraud and money laundering are among the counts.

Sidebar:  Steve Bannon arrested by US Postal Service Agents aboard Miles (Guo) Kwok’s yacht.

We Build the Wall is an organization raising donations to build private sections of the wall along the Mexico–U.S. border. It started as a GoFundMe campaign by United States Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage in December 2018.[1] However, Kolfage later announced the formation of a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization in January 2019.[2]

Its advisory board includes politicians and activists with a hard-line stance on illegal immigration, including Senate candidate Kris Kobach,[3] ex-Congressman Tom Tancredo[4] and Trump advisor Stephen K. Bannon,[5] who is chairman of the board.[6] On December 3, 2019, a Hidalgo County judge ordered the group to temporarily halt all construction due to its plans to build adjacent to the Rio Grande, which a lawyer for the National Butterfly Center argued would create a flooding risk. On January 9, 2020 a federal judge lifted the injunction which allowed construction to resume.…

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