How 'We Build the Wall' leaders defrauded donors out of millions

By Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 11:07am
Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:56pm
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Money that was donated to help build a southern Arizona border wall instead went toward luxury purchases for the men who organized the effort.

According to court filings, more than $1 million — much of which was donated by Arizonans to a group that included former Trump adviser Steve Bannon — was spent not on a wall, but on things like jewelry, a boat, an SUV and plastic surgery. Two of the men involved pleaded guilty in federal court last week.

To break it all down, The Show spoke with Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, who wrote about it for the Arizona Mirror.

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