Former Donald Trump strategist Steve Bannon owes greater than $480,000 to the regulation agency that represented him over the course of two federal prosecutions, one among which ended with a presidential pardon and the opposite with a conviction.
The regulation agency, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, claims that Bannon stiffed his authorized workforce on the majority of his $855,487.87 authorized invoice. Bannon paid $375,000 of the tab, leaving $480,487.87 excellent, in response to the agency’s lawsuit.
Bannon stays in authorized scorching water—and never only for contract disputes. He has a pending prison case in state court docket accusing him of defrauding donors of We Construct the Wall, a crowdfunding effort to construct a barrier alongside the U.S.-Mexico border. They’re comparable allegations that impressed a associated federal prosecution, together with three different co-defendants.
Two of Bannon’s co-defendants, Brian Kolfage and Andrew Badolato, pleaded responsible to the allegations. The ultimate co-defendant, Timothy Shea, pressed his luck at trial, securing a mistrial earlier than his first federal jury earlier than getting convicted on the second strive. All three of these males are awaiting sentencing. Solely Bannon dodged prison legal responsibility in that case on the federal stage, by way of Trump’s pardon. He’s additionally the one erstwhile defendant in that case who labored in Trump’s administration.
Manhattan District Lawyer Alvin Bragg (D) pursued comparable prices on the state stage, citing the exception below jeopardy regulation for prosecutions by separate sovereigns.
A trial in that case is presently slated for November 2023.
Over in Washington, D.C., a federal jury convicted Bannon of contempt of Congress, after he defied a subpoena by the Jan. sixth Committee. Davidoff Hutcher & Citron additionally represented Bannon in his response to that subpoena.
The agency skewered the Trump affiliate and “Battle Room” podcaster for refusing to completely pay for 2 years of providers rendered.
“From roughly between November 2020 to November 2022, DHC carried out sure authorized providers for Defendant, at his request, for a payment based mostly upon DHC’s time, and by like request, superior and laid out varied sums of cash for Defendant within the quantity of $855,487.87,” their lawsuit states.
The agency says they carried out their duties in a “skilled and competent method,” frequently issuing invoices which Bannon obtained.
“Defendant by no means raised any objection relating to the correctness of the invoices,” the lawsuit says.
The summons and grievance had been filed New York County Supreme Courtroom late final week, alleging three counts of breach of contract, account said and quantum meruit. The agency needs the cash they are saying they’re owed—plus attorneys’ charges.
Bannon’s present prison protection counsel declined to remark.
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