TV producer Eric Weinberg has $5-million bail revoked after judge labels him danger to society.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said the move was made due to “his uncharged, but likely criminal association” with the Los Angeles-based production company founded by his business partner, Steve Bannon.
Bannon, 63, the former chairman and CEO of the right-wing news site Breitbart News, has long been known for his hard-right views, his support for President Trump, and his push to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico.
It’s not the first time he’s faced legal trouble.
Last month, his company had to pay $6,000 to settle charges that Bannon had failed to pay millions in taxes.
In 2013, Bannon was charged with filing false tax returns for four years from 2005 to 2010, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time. Bannon reportedly pleaded guilty to tax charges to avoid prosecution.
He is also facing bankruptcy charges related to his personal spending spree that included a hotel trip to Hawaii. He claimed to have made $3 million in the 12 months before the trip to Hawaii.
Bannon is due back in court on Thursday to hear a motion to revoke the bail. He was in court Wednesday to be arraigned on a slew of charges, most of which have been dropped, including multiple counts of lying to investigators.