Top official from Obama-backed group jumps bail again, disappears

Jonathan Strong
The Daily Caller

Rather than face his newly revealed checkered past, a top official from the Obama-backed black chamber of commerce has apparently fled town.

Brandon Trainer, formerly the treasurer for the U.S. Black Chamber, Inc. – the Obama-backed rival upstart to Harry Alford’s National Black Chamber of Commerce – failed to appear in court Wednesday morning and cannot be found by colleagues in Raleigh, North Carolina, according to Kim Burke, a leader of the regional black chamber of commerce there.

A private investigator hired to track down Trainer found the furniture in his house had already been removed, Burke said. Trainer faces criminal charges in Missouri for allegedly defrauding a Hurricane Katrina victim out of $1,500. He also lied about graduating from Harvard, which he never even attended as an undergraduate.

Burke said the regional black chamber is scrambling to pick up the pieces left in Trainer’s wake. “Right now everyone is getting hit by the shock and awe of it,” she said. “We still don’t know where the money is.”

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