Alan Fabian -- CEO of the Baltimore-based Centre for Management and Technology, and a donor to Republican lawmakers, including Washington Representatives David Reichert and Cathy McMorris Rogers -- has been indicted on 23 counts of bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice and perjury, according toThe Hill, a D.C.-based newspaper distributed primarily to Congressional offices.
Federal Election Commission records show that Fabian gave Reichert $1,468 in the third quarter of 2004. He gave McMorris-Rogers $431 in the second quarter of 2004 and $899 in the third quarter.
Until last week, Fabian was also a co-chairman of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's national finance committee. The Hill reports that Fabian has since resigned his position with the Romney campaign.
No word yet on whether Reichert or McMorris-Rogers plan to return the cash-- but GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, who accepted $1,000 from Fabian in June, has already said he's going to give it back.
UPDATE: A spokeswoman for Reichert says the money has technically already been spent. She stressed that Reichert doesn't know Fabian personally, but believes he's innocent until proven guilty. If found guilty, however, the spokeswoman says Reichert will donate the amount of the contribution to charity.