‘We Build the Wall’ creator, connected to Steve Bannon, deals with tax, scams charges

'We Build the Wall' founder, linked to Steve Bannon, faces tax, fraud charges

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United States Air Force Senior Airman Brian Kolfage Jr., a triple amputee who lost both his legs and an arm while serving his 2nd implementation in Iraq in 2004, participates in the Veterans Day parade on 5th Avenue in New York, U.S., November 11, 2014.

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Brian Kolfage, who was formerly arraigned with Steve Bannon for his function in an apparently deceptive crowdfunding project to develop a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, was arraigned Tuesday on service charges, of scams and submitting an incorrect income tax return.

A federal grand jury in Florida implicated Kolfage of stopping working to report numerous countless dollars in earnings on his 2019 taxes, according to the most recent indictment.

An arraignment and preliminary look for Kolfage are set for May 27 in a Pensacola court house prior to Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Timothy, court filings reveal.

Kolfage, a handicapped war veteran, was arraigned in 2015 in Manhattan federal court together with 3 partners, consisting of Bannon, on wire scams and money-laundering conspiracy charges.

On his last night in workplace, previous President Donald Trump pardoned Bannon and lots of others. Trump did not pardon Kolfage.

The charges all originated from “We Build the Wall,” the apparent fundraising project to independently develop parts of the border wall guaranteed by Trump.

The Department of Justice declared that Kolfage, who established the project, and his partners defrauded “hundreds of thousands of donors” by raising countless dollars “under the false pretense that all of that money would be spent on construction” of the border wall.

Instead, the offenders schemed to slip a few of that cash to Kolfage, “which he used to fund his lavish lifestyle,” the Justice Department stated.

In an e-mail Friday, Kolfage lawyer Harvey Steinberg stated: “Unlike the government, we are not going to hold a press conference to celebrate the persecution of a war hero.”

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