“We Build the Wall” founder pleads not guilty for federal tax fraud

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (WMBB)–The Miramar Beach man accused of federal tax fraud for his “We Build the Wall” crowdfunding campaign has pleaded not guilty. Brian Kolfage appeared before a judge on Wednesday in Pensacola.

He entered a plea of not guilty to federal charges of filing a false tax return and wire fraud in connection to his 2019 income tax return.

These charges stem from “We Build the Wall”, a non-profit Kolfage founded to collect donations for private construction of a wall along the U.S. Mexico border.

Kolfage’s next day in court is June 14th for a status conference. His trial is scheduled for August 2nd.

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