NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he ripped off donors trying to fund a southern border wall.

The plea happened Thursday, hours after Bannon was pulled from a yacht off the coast of Connecticut and arrested.

He becomes the latest in a long list of Trump allies to be charged with a crime.

The charges were contained in an indictment in Manhattan federal court.

Prosecutors say the organizers of the “We Build The Wall” group raised more than $25 million from thousands of donors and pledged that 100% of the money would be used for the project.

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