Assongba’s husband, Anothy DeRosa, denied the charges against his wife to the AP, but he did not further comment citing the ongoing court case. The couple heads the Abake Foundation, a charity in New York that supports education for children.
Report: Donor who contributed $50K to reelect Obama accused of fraud
The donor is also a defendant in other court cases. A previous landlord is suing for $10,000 from the donor, who is also listed as a volunteer fundraiser for the Obama for America and Obama Victory Fund, the AP reported.