Ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon charged in border wall scheme

Bannon retains counsel, expected on the Hill next week
Steve Bannon speaks at a rally for Roy Moore on Dec. 5, 2017.

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon has been arrested on charges that he and three others ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme “We Build The Wall.”

The charges were contained in an indictment unsealed Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Federal prosecutor alleged that Bannon and three others “orchestrated a scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of donors” in connection with an online crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $25 million to build a wall along the southern border of the United States. Multiple messages were left seeking comment from a spokeswoman for Bannon and his lawyer.