In the United States, Steve Bannon, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, has been arrested and charged with fraud and money laundering.
Bannon and three other suspects were arrested on Thursday and charged with fraud and money laundering. The indictment relates to a fundraising campaign aimed at building the Mexican border wall.
The We Build the Wall campaign raised a total of more than $ 25 million from hundreds of thousands of donors. The defendants are suspected of using hundreds of thousands of dollars in money raised by the campaign for their own purposes.
The campaign was to direct money to building a border wall on the Mexican border. Trump promised to build the wall in his 2016 presidential campaign, led by Bannon.
Trump fired Bannon in August 2017. Prior to joining Trump’s team, Bannon led the far-right Breitbart News.