WASHINGTON (AP) – Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump has been convicted of contempt charges for defying a congressional subpoena from the House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
The verdict was handed down on Friday after a trial in federal court in Washington.
He was charged in a two-count indictment.
One count was for refusing to appear for a deposition and the other was for refusing to provide documents in response to the committee’s subpoena.
The 68-year-old Bannon faces up to two years in federal prison when he’s sentenced.
Each count carries a minimum sentence of 30 days in jail.