US prosecutors say Steve Bannon should receive six-month jail sentence in contempt case

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Prosecutors are calling for former Trump-advisor Steve Bannon to be sentenced to six months in prison and a $200,000 fine after he was convicted on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress, according to a new court filing.

He was found guilty in July for defying a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the January 6 riots.

Prosecutors said in a statement: “From the moment that the Defendant, Stephen K. Bannon, accepted service of a subpoena from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, he has pursued a bad-faith strategy of defiance and contempt.

“The Committee sought documents and testimony from the Defendant relevant to a matter of national importance: the circumstances that led to a violent attack on the Capitol and disruption of the peaceful transfer of power. In response, the Defendant flouted the Committee’s authority and ignored the subpoena’s demands.”

The statement continued: “For his sustained, bad-faith contempt of Congress, the Defendant should be sentenced to six months’ imprisonment – the top end of the Sentencing Guidelines’ range – and fined $200,000 – based on his insistence on paying the maximum fine rather than cooperate with the Probation Office’s routine pre-sentencing financial investigation.”

Mr Bannon was found guilty of contempt of Congress on two counts, one for not turning over documents over to the House committee and one for refusing to testify.

Each charge carries a maximum sentence of one year. The final decision on sentencing will be up to a judge.

More to follow.



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