Michael Fabini Files Guilty Plea in U.S. District Court

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): On Friday, 35-year-old Michael Fabini, the brother of a former NFL player, filed a guilty plea in U.S. District Court, admitting to two counts of a 44-count indictment pending against him, accusing him of maintaining a drug stash house in Fort Wayne.

Fabini is the younger brother of former New York Jets offensive lineman Jason Fabini.

According to the Journal Gazette, as part of the plea agreement, the additional counts pending against Michael Fabini will be dismissed and he'll be sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, if the agreement is accepted by the court.

Last week, his co-defendant Marshall Butler pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, after admitting to being a part of one of the area’s largest drug trafficking conspiracies.

Butler ran one of the stash houses for a marijuana distribution ring run by Fabini. The two were the subjects of a federal indictment unsealed in February 2013. Court documents tied them to Matthew McChesney, now serving 27 years in federal prison for drug trafficking.

The indictments came in December 2012, after federal agents raided Fabini’s home in the Cherry Hill subdivision.

Fabini must forfeit money held for his wife and children in brokerage accounts and he must also forfeit a monetary judgment of $5 million, the “proceeds of the conspiracy,” according to court documents.

No guilty plea hearing has yet been scheduled.