Steve Bannon’s Ex-Lawyers Sue For Nearly $500,000
Steve Bannon, the former strategist for Donald Trump and former executive chairman of Breitbart, has been sued by his former lawyers. A Manhattan law firm alleges that Bannon only paid a fraction of the legal costs he racked up while they defended him.
Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP (DHC) represented Bannon between 2020 and 2022. The law firm served as his legal counsel that fought against a congressional subpoena into his handling of January 6 and funds generated by the “We Build The Wall” campaign.
The firm said in a complaint that Bannon owes $480,487 in fees, legal costs and interest. Bannon allegedly owed more than $855,000 in fees and only paid $375,000.
“This action simply seeks payment of an outstanding bill for legal services rendered in the amount of $480,487.87, in addition to scheduling a hearing on the reasonable attorneys’ fees DHC is contractually entitled to as the prevailing party in this litigation,” the complaint says.
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The firm also said that Bannon “never raised any objection” over the invoices.
The law firm alleges they provided legal aid to Bannon while he received a pardon for the suspected “We Build The Wall” campaign fund mismanagement. Federal prosecutors alleged that Bannon and two other associates duped contributors, saying their donations would fund the construction of the US-Mexico border wall. Prosecutors charged that Bannon and his associates took the money themselves.
Federal prosecutors were forced to drop the charges following Trump’s pardon. Prosecutors picked up state-level charges in Manhattan following the federal acquittal. Bannon has pleaded not guilty.
Bannon was sentenced to a four-month prison sentence following his refusal to testify before the January 6 committee. Bannon remains free while he is currently appealing the ruling.
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