He was considered the chief strategist in the White House and then got into a fight with Trump. Now he has to go to court: his trial for misappropriated donations will start in May.
The trial of former chief strategist of US President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, will begin next May in New York. Federal judge Analisa Torres set Monday May 24 as the start date during a hearing in New York. At the same time, she warned that the date could be postponed as several courtrooms were working on protective measures over the corona pandemic.
New York prosecutors accuse Bannon and three other suspects of diverting money from an online fundraiser to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Bannon was arrested last week. He pleaded not guilty and was released on bail. On Monday, the other three co-defendants also pleaded not guilty. They were all connected to the trial by video.