May 24 trial set for Steve Bannon in fundraising fraud scam

NEW YORK, NY (AP) — A May 2021 trial date has been set for President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist on charges that he cheated donors to a group seeking to fund a southern border wall.

Steve Bannon appeared by audio but could not be seen Monday on a video screen before U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres. She set a May 24 trial date.

He was charged two weeks ago along with three others with unlawfully raising over $25 million.

Prosecutors say thousands of investors were duped into thinking all of their donations would go toward the project. But the government alleges that Bannon diverted over a million dollars.

He has pleaded not guilty.

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