Judge Suspends Steve Bannon’s Prison Sentence Pending Appeal

The Grind:

United States District Judge Carl Nichols has ordered a stay of Steve Bannon’s prison sentence, pending appeal. Bannon was sentenced to 120 days for contempt of Congress for not complying with a subpoena from the January 6 Committee.

The Order Staying Sentence Pending appeal reads that “the Court finds that the Defendant, Stephen K. Bannon, (a) is not likely to flee or pose a danger to the safety fo any other person or the community if released and (b) that his appeal is not taken for the purpose of delay but rather raises substantial question of law that is likely to result in a reversal or an order for a new trial.”

The Details:

“Accordingly,” it continues, “it is ORDERED that the sentence in this case shall be STAYED pending Stephen K. Bannon’s appeal of his conviction.”

Bannon was found guilty on contempt charges in July during a trial that many believed had an outcome prior to it having begun.

Bannon faced charges of contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena that was issued by the January 6 Committee in September 2021, which was looking to uncover communications between Bannon and former President Donald Trump in the lead up to and surrounding the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. Read more…

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