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FBI searches more properties Friday in the Fort Wayne area

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 8:41 am

The FBI confirmed Friday that three more properties were searched in the area – one day after seven other properties were raided, including property belonging to a former NFL lineman and his brother.

Special Agent David Crawford confirmed the three properties searched today were in the 2000 block of Falcon Ridge Court, the 10000 block of Unita Drive and the 700 block of Lawton Place. Crawford declined to divulge the nature of the searches or what – if anything – was found or collected in Friday's searches, citing agency rules in commenting on ongoing investigations. Crawford also did not confirm or deny if anyone had been charged as a result of the searches or investigation.

Other properties searched beginning Thursday included one in the 8700 block of Wheelock Road, one in the 6600 block Cherry Hill Parkway and one in the 7900 block of Wayward Court. According to news partner WANE-TV, other properties searched included one in the 4200 block of Wedgewood Drive, one in the 9600 block of Stowaway Cove, one in the 10200 block of Sona Marie Court and one property in New Haven.

Crawford would not confirm or deny if all 10 searches were connected and being conducted under one investigation; however, on Thursday, Crawford did say that three of the properties searched – the ones on Wheelock Road, Wayward Court and Cherry Hill Parkway – were searched as part of the same investigation.

According to Allen County records, the property on Wheelock Road belongs to Jason Fabini, a Fort Wayne native who played for three NFL teams as an offensive lineman.

The Cherry Hill Parkway property belongs to Fabini's brother, Michael, according to the property records.

Jason Fabini issued a statement Thursday that read that he was “not the target of the investigation and I was not involved in any criminal activity. I have not been charged, nor do I expect to be charged with a crime.”

Crawford also said Thursday's investigation also involved the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Indiana State Police; Allen County Sheriff's Department; Fort Wayne Police Department; and New Haven Police Department.