Steve Bannon gets 4 months behind bars for defying Jan. 6 subpoena

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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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