El Correo de Washington: Manhattan DA considering prosecuting Steve Bannon after Trump pardon

Washington The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is considering bringing state charges against Steve Bannon related to the same border wall fundraising campaign fraud scheme for which he was federally charged and then granted a presidential pardon, de acuerdo a El Washington Post.

Discussions on whether a state case can be brought against Bannon for his role in the scheme are in the early stages by investigators in Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s Major Economic Crimes Bureau office, el Post informó, citing people with knowledge of the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the office’s deliberations.
Bannon received a last-minute pardon from former President Donald Trump last month related to federal charges that he and three others defrauded donors of more than a million dollars as part of a fundraising campaign purportedly aimed at supporting Trump’s border wall.
The newspaper also reported that it’s unclear if the US attorney’s office in Manhattan that is handling Bannon’s case, which has not formally been dismissed, is working with the state prosecutor’s office in its investigation. It’s also not clear if a judicialsharing orderthat is necessary to swap evidence between the two offices has been secured, the Post also reported.
    The Manhattan DA’s office declined to comment to CNN. CNN reached out to Robert Costello, an attorney for Bannon, for comment Wednesday.
    The US attorney’s office in Manhattan declined to comment to the Post.
      Bannon and three others were accused of allegedly using hundreds of thousands of dollars donated to an online crowdfunding campaign called We Build the Wall for personal expenses, entre otras cosas.
      Bannon and another defendant, Brian Kolfage, allegedly promised donors that the campaign, que recaudó más de $ 25 millón, estaba “a volunteer organization” y eso “100% of the funds raisedwill be used in the execution of our mission and purpose,” según la acusación. En lugar de, según fiscales, Bannon, through a nonprofit under his control, allegedly used more than $ 1 million from We Build the Wall tosecretlypay Kolfage and cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in Bannon’s personal expenses.

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