NY: Bannon indicted for money laundering, conspiracy in “wall” grift, surrenders

Source: New York Post

“Former President Donald Trump’s strategist Steve Bannon surrendered Thursday to face new charges in an alleged border-wall fundraising scam for which Trump pardoned him last year. Bannon lashed out at Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as he was escorted into the DA’s Lower Manhattan headquarters, accusing the progressive Democrat of mounting a political prosecution to influence the upcoming midterm elections. ‘This is all about 60 days to the day,’ he said in a reference to Nov. 8, which is Election Day. … Federal authorities accused Bannon of scamming $1 million from donors following his August 2020 arrest while aboard the Lady May, a $28 million yacht owned by Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui. The new indictment charges Bannon with money laundering and conspiracy.” (09/08/22)