Campaign Finance

Obama Donor Accused of Fraud

A top donor to President Obama’s reelection effort has been accused of fraud. Abake Assongba has been accused of impersonating a bank official to steal money from a Swiss businessman and then using the money to buy an expensive home. Assongba is also in debt to a former landlord that she owes more than $10,000 in back rent to. Assongba has given more than $50,000 to Obama’s reelection effort this year. It is not yet clear if the campaign will return the funds. Last month, the Obama campaign returned $200,000 to the brothers of a Mexican fugitive wanted on federal drug charges.