Steve Bannon prison sentence delayed by judge

Former Trump White House senior advisor Stephen Bannon speaks to journalists after leaving federal court after being sentenced on October 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 12:51 PM PT – Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Former Trump Political Adviser Steve Bannon’s prison sentence is being delayed. 

It’s official: Steve Bannon will remain free while he appeals his conviction on two criminal contempt of Congress charges.
Judge Carl Nichols sentenced Bannon to 4 months behind bars but said he would “stay” the prison term if the Trump ally filed a “timely” appeal. pic.twitter.com/Co2gKo7cis

— Ryan Barber (@cryanbarber) November 7, 2022

In a court filing Monday, Judge Carl Nichols said Bannon “is not likely to flee or pose a danger to the safety of any other person … Or the community if released.”

Last month, he was sentenced to four months of jail time as well as a $6,500 fine. 

Steve Bannon has notified court of his appeal of his Contempt of Congress conviction. Judge ruled Bannon can remain free from prison til appeal is “resolved”

Bannon is to serve 4-months prison & make 13 monthly payments of $500 to pay a fine. He was indicted a year ago this week

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 7, 2022

Bannon was convicted in July on two contempt of Congress charges for not complying with subpoenas from the Democrat-led January Sixth Committee.   

In the meantime, Bannon is stressing the importance of election day, calling it a referendum on one-party rule.

Steve Bannon: “The media is here from all over the world because they know the future is here on Tuesday the 8th! This is not a campaign, this is a movement! pic.twitter.com/UATyNXsWO0

— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) November 7, 2022

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