Feds to Auction Property of Ex-NFL Player’s Brother

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – Federal officials are moving ahead to auction off property owned by the brother of a former NFL player who faces sentencing on marijuana-dealing charges.

The Journal Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1wn2qIP ) a federal judge in Fort Wayne signed a preliminary order of forfeiture Wednesday for 35-year-old Michael Fabini's property.

Fabini is the younger brother of former New York Jets offensive lineman Jason Fabini. He reached a plea agreement in November on one count each of drug trafficking conspiracy and engaging in a monetary transaction in property derived from drug trafficking. 

He's scheduled to be sentenced in March to 14 years in prison.

Fabini has agreed to forfeit $5 million, his Fort Wayne home, undisclosed cash amounts he has in a brokerage account and college savings plans, a wine collection and other property.

  Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net