Federal investigators say Fabini – described by his attorney as a committed family man – led a double life as part of a drug-trafficking ring from at least Sept. 21, 2007, to last Dec. 6, when agents raided his home and several other Allen County properties.
Authorities have also allegedly linked Fabini to a "stash house" in Harlan, where the Allen County Sheriff's Department in 2008 conducted what is believed to be the biggest seizure of illegal drugs in local history.
In the 2008 raid, police seized nearly 7,000 pounds of marijuana worth at least $6 million; a loaded AK-47-style rifle with two extra 30-round clips; two handguns; and $1.1 million in cash.
A grand jury released a 44-count indictment against Fabini last week. If convicted, he faces 10 years to life in prison, prosecutors have said.
Another man, Marshall Butler, also was named in three counts of the indictment and entered an initial plea of not guilty. Both men are in the custody of U.S. Marshals.