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Balls to the wall: how Bannon and his buds splurged in crowdfunding ‘con’

It all went on yachts, jewels and golf, but now Trump’s ex-adviser is nabbed over the Build the Wall scandal

Harriet Alexander

Relaxed and full of bravado, Steve Bannon sat back in his seat, and smiled his wolfish grin at the camera.

“We’re off the coast of Saint-Tropez in southern France, on the Mediterranean,” he said. “We’re on a million-dollar yacht – Brian Kolfage, he took all that money from Build the Wall.” He laughed, chummily slapping Kolfage, a triple-amputee Iraq veteran, on the shoulder.

It was a joke, of course. Fast forward just over a year, and, prosecutors say, that joke cut close to the bone...

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