Michael Fabini Indicted On Money Laundering & Drug Charges (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch
By Corinne Rose

February 28, 2013 Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 8:16 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- Michael Fabini, brother of former NFL lineman Jason Fabini, has been indicted on money laundering and drug charges.

The Cherry Hill home of Michael Fabini was raided in December by the FBI and ATF. He now faces 44 counts of money laundering and drug charges.

Those charges include conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana, maintaining a drug-involved premises for manufacture or distribution of marijuana (including properties in Harlan and Fort Wayne), possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, two counts of distributing at least 1,000 kg of marijuana, two counts of distributing less than 50 kg of marijuana, engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity, laundering monetary instruments including depositing at least $310,000 in various accounts to hide the proceeds of drug transactions.

He made his initial appearance in federal court today. The detention or arraignment hearing is set for Tuesday, March 5th.

Marshall Butler, 33, and Jamison Gudorf, 40 are also charged in this indictment. Marshall is charged with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana and maintaining a drub-involved premises along with Fabini. Gudorf is charged with felon possession of a firearm and receipt and possession of a non-registered firearm.

Jason Fabini issued the following statement following the raid of his brothers home in December:

"Earlier today, December 6, warrants were served by investigators authorizing them to search a portion of my property and to search the home belonging to my brother, Michael and other family members. I have cooperated fully with authorities, and will continue to do so. I am not the target of the investigation and I was not involved in any criminal activity. I have not be charged, nor do I expect to be charged with a crime.

"My first concern is obviously with my brother and the rest of my family, but I want to reaffirm my commitment to the community and to those who believe in me as a role model, volunteer, professional, and athlete. I have always made service to others a priority and I will continue to do so even during this challenging time for my family.

"I expect the community will have many questions as rumors circulate and this investigation continues, but I ask that we trust in the authorities to do their job."

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