A law firm that represented former Donald Trump strategist Steve Bannon during his fight against a House of Representatives Jan. 6 committee subpoena and other cases is suing Bannon for almost $500,000 on unpaid legal bills.
The lawsuit states that Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP worked for Bannon from November 2020 to November 2022 and represented him in several high-profile cases, including investigations into Bannon’s crowdfunding border wall effort and the select committee subpoena of the Chamber investigating the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
“This action simply seeks payment of an outstanding bill for legal services rendered in the amount of $480,487.87 in addition to scheduling a hearing on the reasonable attorneys’ fees to which DHC is contractually entitled as the winning party in this litigation,” the firm wrote. of lawyers.
Bannon’s spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
While Trump pardoned Bannon in the federal border wall case, the Manhattan district attorney’s office last year announced an indictment charging Bannon with state charges of fraud, conspiracy and money laundering related to the effort. Bannon has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The lawyers representing him in that case, from a different firm, attempted to withdraw from representing him, saying there were “irreconcilable differences.” Bannon is due to appear in court next week to update the judge on his efforts to find new lawyers.
In his criminal case related to the Jan. 6 House investigation, a jury convicted Bannon of failing to turn in documents and appear to testify last summer. Bannon has appealed his contempt of Congress conviction for defying the committee’s subpoena.
Robert Costello, an attorney for Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, had represented Bannon against the House subpoena but became a witness in the case, so Bannon had a different legal team at trial.
The Davidoff firm said in the lawsuit that its “invoices for fees and expenses totaled $855,487.87. Defendant paid only $375,000.00 of the total bill leaving a total of $480,487.87 outstanding.”