Steve Bannon, the indicted former chief strategist to Donald Trump during his presidency, appeared in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday to have a date set in the fundraising fraud case.
“Good morning,” Bannon said as he was marched along the 15th floor of 100 Centre St. by court officers on May 25. Inside the courtroom a judge scheduled the trial to begin on May 25, 2024 — almost exactly one year.
The former right-hand man to Trump is accused of playing an integral role in the We Build the Wall, a faction that allegedly skimmed donations from $15 million to erect a divider along the Mexican border. According to the indictment, Bannon concealed his role in diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars to the drive’s chief executive.