Updated Oct 4, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Steve Bannon's fraud trial expected in November 2023

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Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

A judge said Tuesday that former Trump adviser Steve Bannon's trial for allegedly defrauding donors to build a southern border wall is expected late next year, the AP reports.

Driving the news: Bannon has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which include two counts of money laundering stemming from his work with Trump's "We Build the Wall" campaign, as well as fraud and conspiracy charges.

  • Prosecutors in New York accused Bannon of defrauding donors by diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars to third parties.
  • Judge Juan Manuel Merchan said Bannon’s legal team has until February to go over evidence and submit any pretrial motions, AP reports.
  • Prosecutors said there are four terabytes worth of evidence, which translates to millions of written pages or hundreds of hours of video, per AP.

Background: The case, filed in New York, mirrors a federal case that was dismissed in 2021 after a presidential pardon from Trump.

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Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details about the case.

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