Trump’s Former Ogre Bannon Arrested & Charged With Fraud

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Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist for US President Donald Trump, has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

The Justice Department says the allegation relates to a fundraising campaign to support the building of a border wall between the US and Mexico.

Bannon was taken into custody today by US Postal Service agents. He’s expected to be arraigned today before a US magistrate.

Its alleged that he had a role in defrauding donors as part of an online crowdfunding campaign known as “We Build the Wall”.

Prosecutors allege that Bannon diverted $1m raised by the group to another organisation he controlled and spent hundreds of thousands of donor funds on his personal expenses.