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Former Presidential advisor Steve Bannon surrendered on Thursday to face charges that he duped donors who paid to help build a wall at the US southern border.
According to the Associated Press, Bannon’s charges are expected to resemble an attempted federal prosecution that ended when President Trump pardoned Bannon. Bannon’s alleged crimes are at the state level, however, with presidential pardons only applying to federal crimes.
Bannon faces state money laundering and conspiracy charges stemming from allegations that while he promised donors that all the money donated would go towards building the wall along the southern border, he was allegedly involved in funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to two other people.
Bannon arrived at the Manhattan district attorney’s office early Thursday morning.
“This is an irony,” Bannon told reporters, according to AP.
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