Court: Steve Bannon Can Stay On Yacht Due To COVID

The New York Daily News reports:

Steve Bannon may be facing years behind bars but at least he can do his next court appearance in his swim trunks. The right-wing flame-thrower got permission to appear via video next Monday for a Manhattan hearing on charges that he scammed donors who gave millions to a charity claiming to build a stretch of a wall along the border with Mexico.

U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres cited the coronavirus pandemic in a ruling permitting President Trump’s fired top political adviser and three co-defendants to skip the in-person appearance. Bannon, 66, was busted last week on a multi-million dollar yacht owned by a Chinese billionaire where he has lived for the last few months.