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Bannon Associate Sentenced to Jail Time for Defrauding Americans in Border Wall Fundraising Scheme

An associate of Steve Bannon was sentenced on April 26 to prison time for defrauding Americans with a border wall fundraising scheme.
Brian Kolfage and Andrew Badolato, another associate, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in federal court in New York City for their involvement in a scheme that solicited donations purportedly for building barriers at the U.S.–Mexico border but that were actually stolen and used for personal items.
Kolfage, 41, a military veteran, was sentenced to 51 months in prison. Badolato, 58, received a 36-month sentence.
“Brian Kolfage and Andrew Badolato abused the trust of donors to We Build the Wall and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to line their own pockets,” U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams said in a statement. “The defendants have now been held accountable for their criminal conduct.”…
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