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United States v. Kolfage, et al.

Monday, November 30, 2020 update:

The Court has scheduled a status conference in this case for December 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You may access the public audio feed of the conference by calling (888) 398-2342 or (215) 861-0674 and entering access code 5598827. Please be aware that recording or rebroadcasting of the proceeding is prohibited by law.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 update:

The Court has scheduled a status conference in this case for November 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You may access the public audio feed of the conference by calling (888) 398-2342 or (215) 861-0674 and entering access code 5598827. Please be aware that recording or rebroadcasting of the proceeding is prohibited by law.

On August 20, 2020, the United States Attorney’s Office announced the unsealing of federal felony charges against BRIAN KOLFAGE, STEPHEN BANNON, ANDREW BADOLATO, and TIMOTHY SHEA, in connection with an alleged conspiracy to defraud donors to a crowdfunding campaign called “We Build the Wall.”  The indictment alleges the defendants conspired to commit wire fraud and to commit money laundering.

The charges are contained in Indictment 20 Cr. 412 (AT).  You may view a copy of the Indictment here.  Updates regarding the progress of this case will be posted on this site.

Pursuant to the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, Title 18, United States Code, Section 3771(a)(4), a crime victim has the right to be reasonably heard at certain public proceedings in the district court.  The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is committed to protecting the rights of crime victims. If you believe you are a victim of the offense charged, our Victim/Witness Unit can make sure that you are notified of important stages of the case to help you exercise your rights. If you believe you are a victim in connection with this case, please contact Wendy Olsen, Victim / Witness Coordinator, at the telephone number or email address listed below:

Wendy Olsen Clancy
Victim/Witness Coordinator
United States Attorney’s Office
One St. Andrew’s Plaza
New York, New York 10007
(866) 874-8900
Wendy.Olsen@usdoj.gov

Updated November 30, 2020

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