Romney’s National Fundraising Co-Chair indicted of 23 counts of mail fraud. Whatever happened to him?

Romney fund-raiser quits after indictment

A fund-raiser for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign resigned from his volunteer post last week after being indicted in Maryland for allegedly defrauding companies of $32 million.

Alan B. Fabian, 43, a Maryland businessman who cochaired the national finance committee for Romney’s campaign, was indicted Wednesday by a Maryland grand jury on 23 counts of mail fraud, money laundering, bankruptcy fraud, perjury, and obstruction of justice, according to the US attorney’s office in Baltimore.

Fabian had served as cochair since January and had contributed the maximum amount of $2,300, said Eric Fehrnstrom, a campaign spokesman.

“We have accepted Mr. Fabian’s resignation from his unpaid, volunteer position on the national finance committee, and we are returning his contribution to the campaign,” Fehrnstrom said in an e-mail yesterday.

The campaign, however, will not return contributions from donors who were recruited by or have ties to Fabian, Fehrnstrom said.

“There is no reason to return donations from people who have not been accused of any wrongdoing,” Fehrnstrom said.


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