Steve Bannon, a longstanding ally of former President Donald Trump, was given a four-month prison sentence on Friday for ignoring a summons from the House committee looking into the uprising on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol.
Bannon was given a stay of execution awaiting appeal, and the judge also levied a $6,500 fine as part of the punishment.
In July, a jury found Bannon guilty on two charges of contempt of Congress: one charge stemmed from his refusal to take a deposition, while the other charge was related to his refusal to turn over documents.
For defying a summons from the House committee investigating the rebellion on January 6 in the U.S., Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, received a four-month prison sentence on Friday. Capitol.
In addition to granting Bannon a stay of execution while an appeal is pending, the judge also imposed a $6,500 fee as part of the penalty.
Bannon was found guilty by a jury in July of two counts of contempt of Congress, one related to his refusal to take a deposition and the other to his reluctance to give over documents.
Bannon, 68, was given a longer sentence, according to the prosecution, because of his “bad faith strategy” and his public criticism of the committee, which made it clear he intended to thwart their efforts to investigate the cause of the violent attack and prevent anything similar from happening again.