Former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering while raising money for a campaign to build the US-Mexico border wall.

Mr Bannon and two others were booked for allegedly funnelling “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in that name of “We Build the Wall” online fundraising campaign to Brian Kolfage, the founder of the organisation .

“As alleged, the defendants defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors, capitalising on their interest in funding a border wall to raise millions of dollars, under the false pretence that all of that money would be spent on construction,” said Audrey Strauss said in a press release.

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