A regulation agency that represented former Donald Trump strategist Steve Bannon throughout his combat in opposition to a subpoena from the Home January 6 committee and different instances is suing Bannon for practically $500,000 in unpaid authorized payments.
The lawsuit states that Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP labored for Bannon from November 2020 by November 2022 and represented him on a number of high-profile instances, together with investigations into Bannon’s crowdfunding border-wall effort and the subpoena from the Home choose committee investigating the US Capitol assault on January 6, 2021.
“This motion merely seeks cost of an excellent invoice for authorized companies rendered within the quantity of $480,487.87 along with scheduling a listening to on the affordable attorneys’ charges DHC is contractually entitled to because the prevailing occasion on this litigation,” the regulation agency wrote.
Bannon’s spokesman didn’t reply to a request for remark.
Whereas Trump pardoned Bannon within the federal border wall case, the Manhattan DA’s workplace introduced an indictment final 12 months charging Bannon with state prices of fraud, conspiracy and cash laundering associated to the hassle. Bannon has pleaded not responsible to the costs.
The legal professionals representing him in that case – from a distinct agency – have sought to withdraw from representing him and stated there have been “irreconcilable variations.” Bannon is due in court docket subsequent week to replace the choose on his efforts to search out new legal professionals.
In his felony case associated to the Home January 6 investigation, a jury convicted Bannon of failing to show over paperwork and showing for testimony final summer season. Bannon has appealed his contempt of Congress conviction for defying the committee’s subpoena.
Robert Costello, an lawyer at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, had represented Bannon reverse the Home subpoena, however grew to become a witness within the case so Bannon had a distinct authorized group at trial.
The Davidoff agency stated within the lawsuit that its “payments for charges and bills totaled $855,487.87. Defendant paid solely $375,000.00 of the entire invoice leaving a complete of $480,487.87 excellent.”