Steve Bannon’s lawyers sue him for almost $500K over unpaid legal bills

A law firm is suing former President Trump’s onetime advisor and strategist Steve Bannon for over $480,000 over unpaid fees for their legal work, Reuters reports.

In a their lawsuit filed this Friday, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron that Bannon has failed to fully pay for work they did between November 2020 and November 2022.

From Reuters: The Davidoff firm represented Bannon after he was subpoenaed by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters, and in his criminal contempt trial after he defied the subpoena.

A Washington, D.C., jury convicted Bannon in June and a federal judge sentenced him to four months in prison. Bannon’s sentence has been delayed as he appeals his conviction.

The law firm also represented Bannon as he faced scrutiny from then-Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance over his role in a scheme allegedly deceiving donors to an effort to construct Trump’s planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bannon was indicted in September on New York state charges stemming from that plot and has pleaded not guilty.

Davidoff Hutcher & Citron also claimed credit for having “secured” Bannon’s presidential pardon from Trump to avoid federal charges over the same wall-fundraising scheme.

The lawsuit concludes that Bannon racked up  $855,000 in legal fees and has only paid $375,000.

Read the full report over at Reuters

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.