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  • We Build The Wall founder sentenced to 4 years in prison

    04/26/2023 11:11:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2023 | Jake Offenhartz
    The co-founder of a fundraising group linked to Steve Bannon that promised to help Donald Trump construct a wall along the southern U.S. border was sentenced to four years and three months in prison on Wednesday for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from donors. Brian Kolfage, a decorated Air Force veteran who lost both of his legs and an arm in the Iraq War, previously pleaded guilty for his role in siphoning donations from the We Build the Wall campaign. A co-defendant, financier Andrew Badolato, was also sentenced to three years for aiding the effort. He had also pleaded...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘We Build the Wall’ Attorney Was Notified of Corrupt Acts by Juror in Case – Now He’s Dead – Today Obama Judge Ignored Motion to Investigate Juror Actions

    12/01/2022 5:38:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 30, 2022 at 8:45pm | By Joe Hoft
    This past week we reported on an attorney in New York who was asked to represent President Trump who suddenly died. This successful attorney received information on the ‘We Build the Wall’ case he represented only hours before his yet unexplained death. Today the corrupt Obama judge overseeing the case ignored major issues with a juror in the trial. The attorney learned about this information shortly before his untimely death. We reported within the last week on the sudden death of attorney John Meringolo. Meringolo was successful in defending individuals in multiple cases against the state. It turns out that...
  • Steve Bannon, FBI Raided Homes of 35 Bannon Affiliated MAGA Allies Yesterday

    09/11/2022 5:15:05 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 66 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9 Sep, 2022 | sundance
    During a podcast interview between Charlie Kirk (Turning Point USA / Club4Growth) and Warroom host Steve Bannon, Mr. Bannon stated the FBI raided 35 homes, offices and residences yesterday in seemingly coordinated activity timed with his arrest in Manhattan. {Direct Rumble Link} Bannon was arrested under dubious fraud charges in Manhattan Thursday, connected to claims he duped donors who gave money to a We Build The Wall nonprofit organization established by Bannon and his partners. The case seems to hinge on statements made by the founders of the organization that “every penny” of the $15 to $25 million raised would...
  • SDNY Political Witch Hunt Against ‘We Build the Wall’ Ends in Hung Jury

    06/07/2022 6:59:46 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 6 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 7, 2022 | Joe Hoft
    The SDNY case against We Build the Wall has ended in a hung jury. The jury could not agree on the SDNY’s garbage case. Last week, the judge doxed one of the jurors in the We Build the Wall case in New York. Today, the case ended in a hung jury. The New York Daily News reported moments ago: A Manhattan judge ruled a mistrial Tuesday in the case of a Steve Bannon associate charged with siphoning donations to the “We Build the Wall” charity — after a deadlocked jury said it couldn’t overcome its ideological differences. The mistrial comes...

    06/02/2022 6:06:10 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 4 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 2, 2022 | Joe Hoft
    The We Build the Wall campaign to crowdfund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border was spearheaded by Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage and Steve Bannon, the erstwhile chief White House strategist to former President Donald Trump. Along with two associates, Kolfage and Bannon were indicted in August 2020 on charges that they siphoned donors’ money from the organization for their personal use. Steve Bannon was pardoned by President Trump. Brian Kolfage pleaded guilty after months of threats and abuse by his government. It should be noted that the We Build the Wall organization accomplished more than the US government and...
  • Veteran who tried to crowdfund $25m private border wall with Steve Bannon will plead guilty to fraud

    04/08/2022 12:11:07 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 4/08/2022 | Gino Spocchia
    A Iraq War veteran accused of defrauding donors out of $350,000 (£268,747) in a bid to build a southern border wall has now agreed to plead guilty, according to a court filing. Brian Kolfage, of Miramar, Florida, was indicated in August 2020 alongside former Donald Trump aide Steve Bannon for allegedly scraping off the top of millions they raised to privately build the border wall. Of the $25m (£19m) in GoFundMe donations, Mr Kolfage allegedly took $350,000 and Mr Bannon took $1m, prosecutors said. Both were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud with a third person, Timothy Shea. As Law&Crime...
  • ‘We Build the Wall’ fraudsters plead guilty in federal court

    04/21/2022 4:48:40 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2022 | Ben Feuerherd
    Two fraudsters who ripped off donors of a fundraising campaign that purportedly sought to collect money for a wall along the southern US border during Donald Trump’s presidency pleaded guilty Thursday for their roles in the scam. The swindlers, Brian Kolfage and Andrew Badolato, each copped to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud during a remote hearing before Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan federal court. Kolfage also pleaded guilty making false statements on tax returns to hide from the IRS the hundred of thousands of dollars he siphoned off from the GoFundMe campaign, which was dubbed “We Build...
  • Manhattan prosecutors subpoena Bannon financial documents: CNN

    02/25/2021 11:22:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/25/2021 | Joseph Choi
    Prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney's office have reportedly subpoenaed financial records related to Stephen Bannon and his crowd-funded southern border wall project, according to a CNN report. The network reports that the subpoenas were sent shortly after former President Trump issued Bannon a pardon for federal conspiracy crimes in connection to the southern border wall. Trump's pardon only applied to federal crimes, meaning Bannon could still possibly be charged in state courts. Reports came out early in February that the Manhattan DA's office was looking into potential state charges against Bannon. Sources close to the matter told The Washington...
  • Judge dismisses indictment against Steve Bannon over the objection of prosecutors

    05/25/2021 8:31:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    BREAKING: Judge dismisses indictment against ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) May 25, 2021 Judge dismisses indictment against Steve Bannon NEW YORK — An indictment against Steve Bannon was dismissed Tuesday over the objection of prosecutors who said it should stand despite Trump’s decision to pardon his former chief strategist. The dismissal came in a written ruling by U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres, who called it the “proper course.” The Manhattan jurist said it was not the practice of the region’s federal courts to remove a defendant from a case’s docket without resolving the indictment. And she...
  • UPDATE: 15 New York Agents DRAGGED Triple Amputee War Hero Brian Kolfage From His Wheelchair Into Backseat of Their Arrest Vehicle in Florida

    09/10/2020 9:53:40 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 10, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    When the agents went into the house, they searched all over, including in the children’s rooms. They asked Kolfage about his guns, how many and their characteristics. They allowed Kolfage to only take his medications with him and then took Kolfage outside while his two children huddled in their room with fear. What happened next likely violated numerous articles of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Once outside the 15 agents dragged triple amputee war hero Brian Kolfage with one good arm and no legs into their arrest vehicle! This was extremely humbling and unsafe for Kolfage!
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 15 Armed USPIS Agents from New York Sent to Arrest Triple Amputee War Hero Brian Kolfage in Florida

    09/10/2020 7:42:14 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 9, 2020 | Joe Hoft
    Another US Government Abuse of Power! Two weeks ago war hero and triple amputee Brian Kolfage was arrested along with former Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and two others for charges related to building a wall on the Southern Border.
  • The Story Behind Bannon's Arrest

    08/25/2020 5:35:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    American ^ | August 25, 2020 | Grant Baker
    On August 20th, President Trump’s former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was arrested on fraud charges relating to the “We Build the Wall” construction project on the U.S.-Mexico border. The news made for splashy headlines, but story behind the charges was more mundane. Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee veteran and Purple Heart recipient, used a crowdfunding website as part of a political gag aimed at raising $1 billion dollars to construct a U.S.-Mexico border wall. After unexpectedly raising $17 million dollars within the first week, Kolfage decided to hand off the suddenly real and ambitious initiative to someone with more experience,...
  • Did the Wall GoFundMe Founder Use the Money to Buy a Yacht?In 2019, we found no evidence Brian Kolfage purchased a yacht — or any other personal items — with money raised for building a border wall

    08/22/2020 1:14:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    Did the Wall GoFundMe Founder Use the Money to Buy a Yacht? In 2019, we found no evidence Brian Kolfage purchased a yacht — or any other personal items — with money raised for building a border wall. But in August 2020, organization leaders were indicted on fraud charges. [cut] Our original article is below: [cut] The post prompted readers to write in and ask whether Kolfage bought a yacht with funds raised for the wall. Kolfage said it’s not only not true, but it would have been impossible. He purchased the vessel in question for $675,000, paid mostly...
  • Steve Bannon joked about We Build The Wall founder Brian Kolfage stealing money from the fund and boasted about the triple amputee veteran's 'million-dollar yacht' in footage

    08/22/2020 10:15:33 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 110 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/21/20 | Rachel Sharp For and Jennifer Smith
    Kolfage, a Purple Heart veteran who lost an arm and two legs in Iraq in 2004, was arrested at his home in Florida and is accused of being the main beneficiary of the scam, allegedly pocketing a staggering $350,000 of donor money while he and his wife flaunted their extravagant lifestyles on social media. Newly resurfaced footage of the pair taken on June 24, 2019 shows the two men openly laughing and joking about peddling money from the border wall scheme, more than a year before the feds swooped in. In the video, part of We Build The Wall's 'Wall-A-Thon'...
  • Trump reacts to Bannon arrest in meeting with Iraqi PM (video)

    08/20/2020 10:23:18 AM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/20/2020 | Fox News
    President Trump will participate in the arrival of the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi at the White House. (Answers questions about Bannon probe first part of video)
  • Steve Bannon says ‘fiasco’ indictment aims to stop border wall construction

    08/20/2020 4:59:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 20, 2020 | 7:43p | Reuven Fenton and Ben Feuerherd
    A defiant Steve Bannon claimed Thursday that his bombshell indictment on fraud and money-laundering charges was a “fiasco” caused by people who want to block the construction of the border. As he walked out of Manhattan federal court in Lower Manhattan Thursday, Bannon ripped off his surgical mask before claiming to members of the press that “this entire fiasco is to stop people who want to build the wall.”
  • Feds say veteran Brian Kolfage secretly took donor money meant for building border wall

    08/20/2020 4:06:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 133 replies
    STARS AND STRIPES ^ | Published: August 20, 2020 | CAITLIN M. KENNEY
    WASHINGTON — Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage promised donors to his online crowdfunding campaign that their money would only go to construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. However, he cashed in on that trust by secretly taking more than $300,000 in donations to buy himself a luxury car, jewelry and pay down his debts, according to a Justice Department indictment unsealed Thursday. Kolfage 38, of Miramar Beach, Fla., is a well-known Purple Heart recipient who survived a rocket attack in 2004 at Balad Air Base in Iraq that caused the amputation of his legs and right arm, according...
  • Breaking — Steve Bannon, Brian Kolfage arrested and charged by DOJ…

    08/20/2020 7:15:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 235 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on August 20, 2020 10:04 am
    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...
  • Steve Bannon Arrested on Charges of Defrauding Donors

    08/20/2020 6:45:27 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 195 replies
    Headline only at this point
  • Judge orders government to share floodplain data with defendants (Fisher) in private border-wall suit

    12/13/2019 10:03:53 AM PST · by BeauBo · 13 replies
    WWLP (McAllen, Texas) ^ | December 12th, 2019 | Sandra Sanchez
    A judge on Thursday ordered the government to give the results of a hydrology study to the defendants in a federal lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice over whether the building of a private border wall on private land in South Texas violates an international water treaty with Mexico. During a Thursday hearing, U.S. District Judge Randy Crane also scheduled another hearing for Dec. 19 and said he will issue a revised temporary restraining order on Friday that further limits deep digging on the private land on the riverbanks of the Rio Grande. At times, Crane appeared to...