Steve Bannon Sentenced To Four Months Behind Bars
Steve Bannon accompanied by his attorney M. Evan Corcoran, speaks to the media as he departs the federal court in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Longtime Trump ally Steve Bannon has been sentenced to serve four months behind bars.

He was convicted of defying a subpoena from the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

He’ll be free as he appeals the verdict, however.

The 68-year-old was convicted in July of two counts of contempt of Congress: one for refusing to sit for a deposition and the other for refusing to provide documents.

Prosecutors had asked the judge in his case to impose a hefty sentence of six months in jail.

Bannon’s lawyers argued their client deserved a sentence of probation.

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