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The far-right former adviser to former United States President Donald Trump, Stephen Bannon, was charged Thursday by the New York District Attorney with crimes of money laundering, conspiracy, and fraud for a fundraising operation to help build a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico.
First thing in the morning, Bannon turned himself in to the district attorney's office.
The indictment implicates Bannono on two felony counts of money laundering, two counts of conspiracy, and one felony count of scheme to defraud in connection with his work on We Build The Wall, a fundraising operation to help fulfill the promise of Trump to build a wall on the southern border of the United States.
Before walking into the Manhattan district attorney's office, Bannon described his situation as 'an irony'.
In February of last year, the The New York prosecutor began an investigation against the controversial former adviser for alleged fraud against donors for the border wall with Mexico, after being pardoned by the former president hours before leaving the White House.
The 'precautionary' pardon granted by Trump applies to possible federal crimes, but not state crimes, so Bannon could still be charged in the case.
Last July he was found guilty of contempt of Congress, for which he could be sentenced to up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $200,000.
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