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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Stanford appeal delayed 60 days as court grants DOJ more time to respond

Allen Stanford leaves jail to attend his federal trial in Houston in March 2012
WASHINGTON—Allen Stanford’s many victims have grown used to waiting. They waited for years for the former Houston billionaire to be tried, and they’re still waiting to see some of their billions that the disgraced banker fleeced from their investment accounts.

 They’ve also been waiting for Stanford’s 2012 conviction to finally be settled, and of that to happen the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is going to have to hear his appeal, something that has been delayed again and again as Stanford has worked through a series of fired lawyers and finally filed his 299-page brief this fall.

 Word came this week, however, that the victims will have a wait a little longer still — and this time it’s the U.S. Government that has sought the delay. The Fifth Circuit granted the DOJ’s request for more time to file its answer to Stanford’s appeal on Tuesday.

 The U.S. response to Stanford’s brief, which he has since rewritten and scaled down to comply with court rules on length, is due Feb. 3.

 The court granted the government’s request without seeking Stanford’s approval, a point he apparently didn’t like. He filed a letter yesterday saying that he is “vehemently opposed” to the 60-day extension, and will be filing a motion in opposition soon, though such a motion doesn’t seem likely to have any legal significance at all.

 Stanford is serving a 110-year sentence in a federal prison in Florida. He was convicted of fraud after an SEC complaint triggered an investigation into what a jury later concluded had been a massive, transcontinental Ponzi scheme centered in Houston and in Antigua.

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