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Steve Bannon Told to Report to Prison on Contempt of Congress Charges

Judge orders Trump ally to start 4-month sentence by July 1.

Steve Bannon, former adviser to President Donald Trump, departs the federal courthouse in Washington on Thursday. (Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

 

A federal judge on Thursday ordered Steve Bannon to self-surrender to prison by July 1 after an appellate court upheld the former Trump adviser’s conviction on contempt of Congress charges.

Judge Carl Nichols of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced Bannon in 2022 but had allowed him to remain out of prison pending an appeal of the case.

On Thursday, the Trump-appointed judge cited the appellate court ruling before ordering Bannon to report to start a four-month sentence for guilty verdicts on two charges he refused to comply with a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

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