A law firm representing former Trump adviser Steve Bannon is suing him for nearly $500,000 in unpaid legal bills.
In a lawsuit filed last Friday in New York state court, law firm Davidoff Hatcher & Citron alleges that Bannon has an outstanding bill of more than $480,000 for legal services provided from November 2020 to November 2022.
The firm’s lawsuit states, “This action seeks payment of an outstanding bill only for legal services rendered in the amount of $480,487.87, as well as reasonable attorneys’ fees, in addition to setting a hearing for DHC.” entitled as the prevailing party in the suit.”
NBC News has reached out to Bannon for comment.
The law firm has represented Bannon in some high-profile cases, including his January 6, 2021 trial by the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol attack in the previous Congress and his subsequent trial for defying subpoenas. it was done. Bannon was convicted of contempt of Congress in that case last year and sentenced to four months in prison; He is appealing the sentence.
The firm also represented him in an investigation into allegations that he defrauded donors who were funding the construction of a wall along the southern US border.
Then-President Donald Trump pardoned Bannon in the federal border wall case, but the Manhattan district attorney’s office indicted Bannon last year on state charges, including money laundering, conspiracy to commit fraud, and prosecutors set him on a one-year prison sentence. The plot consisted of what was described as a plan. Bannon pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In its lawsuit, the law firm claims that Bannon’s legal fees and extensions totaled more than $855,000, and that it paid only $375,000 of the total bill.
Robert Costello, a partner in the firm, often represented Bannon, but it is unclear whether he still does. Costello declined NBC News’ request for comment.