26.6 C
Accra

Donald Trump’s Aide Ordered to Jail after Losing Contempt Appeal

Bannon was convicted in July 2022 for defying a subpoena during the House investigation of the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021. He was sentenced to four months in jail and fined $6,500.

A federal judge revoked the bail for Steve Bannon, the political strategist and former White House aide to former President Donald Trump, and ordered him to report to federal prison for his contempt of Congress conviction by July 1.

Bannon was convicted in July 2022 for defying a subpoena during the House investigation of the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021. He was sentenced to four months in jail and fined $6,500.


Read Also:

- Advertisement -

He remained free while he appealed the conviction to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel upheld the conviction unanimously May 10.

Join our WhatsApp Channel for more news

U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves urged U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols to jail Bannon because he is unlikely to reverse the verdict or win a new trial.

Bannon’s lawyer, David Schoen, argued Nichols had no authority to jail Bannon and doing so would be “gravely unjust and unfair.”

SourceUSA TODAY

While you're here, we just want to remind you of our commitment to telling the stories that matter the most.Our commitment is to our readers first before anything else.

Our Picks

THE LATEST

INSIDE POLITICS

Get the Stories Right in Your Inbox

OUR PARTNERS

Allafrica.com

MORE NEWS FOR YOU