Monday, April 2, 2012
A major donor to President Obama’s 2012, Abake Assongba, has been accused of defrauding a businessman and impersonating a bank official.
This is not the only donor scandal surrounding President Obama’s 2012 campaign.
Last month, Mr. Obama had to return $200,000 to Carlos and Alberto Cardona, the brothers of a Mexican fugitive wanted on federal drug charges.
Acccording to federal records, New York donor Abake Assongba and her husband contributed more than $50,000 to Obama’s re-election effort this year. But Assongba is also fending off a civil court case in Florida, where she’s accused of stealing more than $650,000 to help build a multimillion-dollar home in the state — a charge her husband denies.
While 1.3 million Americans have donated to the Obama 2012 campaign, Assongba was listed on Obama’s campaign website as one of its elite fundraisers of about 440 people.