Steve Bannon convicted of contempt charges

The 68-year-old faces up to two years in federal prison
Steve Bannon. Photo courtesy of MGN.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump has been convicted of contempt charges for defying a congressional subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

The verdict was handed down on Friday after a trial in federal court in Washington.

He was charged in a two-count indictment. One count was for refusing to appear for a deposition and the other was for refusing to provide documents in response to the committee’s subpoena.

The 68-year-old Bannon faces up to two years in federal prison when he’s sentenced. Each count carries a minimum sentence of 30 days in jail.

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