Here’s some shocking news! Another one of President Obama’s top fundraisers has been accused of fraud and theft. The woman accused and her husband run an African charity. One of the charges involves an email scam. I wonder if she’s behind some of those spam emails I always receive.
A major donor to President Barack Obamahas been accused of defrauding a businessman and impersonating a bank official, creating new headaches for Obama’s re-election campaign as it deals with the questionable history of another top supporter.
The New York donor, Abake Assongba, and her husband contributed more than $50,000 to Obama’s re-election effort this year, federal records show. But Assongba is also fending off a civil court case in Florida, where she’s accused of thieving more than $650,000 to help build a multimillion-dollar home in the state — a charge her husband denies.
Obama is the only presidential contender this year who released his list of “bundlers,” the financiers who raise campaign money by soliciting high-dollar contributions from friends and associates. But that disclosure has not come without snags; his campaign returned $200,000 last month to Carlos and Alberto Cardona, the brothers of a Mexican fugitive wanted on federal drug charges. (Read More)
Imagine being defrauded out of thousands and thousands of dollars only to find out that the perpetrator gave some of the money to Obama. Oh well, most of it she used to build a big house in Florida, while stiffing a former landlord for thousands of dollars in back rent.
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