Skip to comments.Breaking — Steve Bannon, Brian Kolfage arrested and charged by DOJ…
Posted on 08/20/2020 7:15:08 AM PDT by Red Badger
Steve Bannon, We Build The Wall organizers arrested, charged with defrauding donors
Steve Bannon has been federally indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering in connection to a crowdfunding campaign to build a border wall. Bannon was arrested this morning in Washington, D.C. on charges he and others allegedly made false representations about the We Build the Wall campaign.
Bannon, 66 is expected to appear in court virtually on Thursday.
Prosecutors said Bannon and others defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors to the online campaign by falsely assuring them the organizers were not taking a penny of donation money Bannon had publicly stated, were a volunteer organization.
Those representations were false, the indictment said.
Bannon, Brian Koflage, 38, of Mirimar Beach, Florida, Andrew Badolato, 56, of Sarasota, Florida, and Timothy Shea, 49, of Castle Rock, Colorado, were each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Each charge carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.
The defendants allegedly defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors in connection with the crowdfunding campaign, which raised more than $25 million.
The indictment was brought by prosecutors in the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Southern District of New York.
As alleged, the defendants defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors, capitalizing on their interest in funding a border wall to raise millions of dollars, under the false pretense that all of that money would be spent on construction, acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a press release. While repeatedly assuring donors that Brian Kolfage, the founder and public face of We Build the Wall, would not be paid a cent, the defendants secretly schemed to pass hundreds of thousands of dollars to Kolfage, which he used to fund his lavish lifestyle.
According to the indictment, Bannon took at least $1 million to pay personal expenses.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
The U.S. Attorneys Office for the Southern District
of New York has been keeping, watching, spreading,
selling, using, sharing the child porn videos they
go YEARS ago from their Weiner.
THEY DID NOTHING except use scapegoats to delay
so they could CONTINUE sex and child trafficking
under the SECRET/PROTYECTIVE aegis of the U.S. Attorneys
Office for the Southern District of New York.
THEY DID NOTHING, and should pay the price.
Lose their licenses to lie, and then their freedom
to the families how lost children SINCE THEY GOT THE
Good point, and therein may lie the rub: anyone in CF must be thinking Holy Smokes if they’re doing this to one of their own, what must they be planning with all of the evidence that’s been gathered about us?
Steve Bannon is a great American. OTH you are a POS.
Barr still may not have heard the news.
Maybe he has been in meetings, the TV is off or tuned to a return of the Price is Right, or someone stole the copy of the USA Today that was left at his hotel rooms door. But once he finds out, this game by rouge prosecutors will end.
Yes, the elites and the RINO free traitors ( plenty of examples of them around here at Free Republic ) hate nationalists.
You are correct but denial runs strong. But it eventually comes around to you. As the young Socialists and Communist haters of America will learn from experience.
This thread is a perfect example of why FR comes across as an echo chamber full of really stupid people. It’s equivalent to flat earthers, 6000 year creationists and people who claim masks are of the devil.
If you’ve already posted anything along the lines of “psh, it’s SDNY, I donated, not real, fake news” and these charges are actually legitimate ... yup. Thanks for playing.
The GoFundMe made the refunds, IIRC..........
21 posts before a smart reply
About an average run here before someone gets it right
I applaud you
Again, WHO IS THIS IN THE PICTURE? A double amputee with two kids and a blonde woman. Is that you, Red Badger?
But it’s impossible in four years to build a case and indict people for blatant sedition.
It just like several so-called “Tea Party” organizations. $1 to the candidate, $99,000 for admin expenses (aka: me). This is what allowed the Rats to weaponize the IRS against legitimate fundraising organizations. I’ll wait to see how this all shakes out, but before Trump, what was Steve Bannon involved with? I had never heard of him until the election.
You obviously understand
Trump and Barr already knew
That career prosecutor Ms Strauss was named by Barr to replace a partisan in the SDNY
Bannon is Bannon but I doubt this is frivolous
Strauss is respected
Thank you. So some leftist stooge in their jurisdiction complained to SDNY? I guess on that basis (which I do not doubt), anyone can be prosecuted almost anywhere.
“I said for a while that the build the wall fund was a scam”
Sadly, A very high percentage of conservative fundraisers turn out to be scams.
Someone needs to checkout those Christians Feeding the Hungry Jews in Israel fundraising commercial on Fox. Israel one of the wealthiest nations on Earth having their seniors go hungry. Bullcrap
Maybe a Great American meth head and whoremonger, but you go on.
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