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Saturday, November 18, 2017

District Court Approves Settlement with Bowen Miclette & Britt, Inc. and Related Persons

On August 23, 2017, the District Court approved a settlement agreement by and among the Receiver, the Official Stanford Investors Committee, and certain individual Investor Plaintiffs, and Bowen Miclette & Britt, Inc. (and related persons) (“BMB”). Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, once the District Court’s order becomes final, the Receivership Estate will receive $12.85 million. The Receiver will file a motion with the District Court asking for permission to distribute the proceeds of the settlement after they are received, net of attorneys’ fees and expenses awarded by the Court, to Stanford Investors who have claims approved by the Receiver.

To view a copy of the Court’s Order approving the settlement, click here.

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District Court Approves Settlement with Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company and Related Persons and Entities

On August 23, 2017, the District Court approved a settlement agreement by and among the Receiver, the Official Stanford Investors Committee, and certain individual Investor Plaintiffs, and Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (and related persons and entities). Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, once the District Court’s order becomes final, the Receivership Estate will receive $120 million. The Receiver will file a motion with the District Court asking for permission to distribute the proceeds of the settlement after they are received, net of attorneys’ fees and expenses awarded by the Court, to Stanford Investors who have claims approved by the Receiver.

To view a copy of the Court’s Order approving the settlement, click here.

To view a copy of the Court’s Order approving attorneys’ fees, click here.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Texas investors appeal recently dismissed $7.2 billion Stanford Ponzi case against Proskauer law firm

NEW ORLEANS – Texas investors who for years have accused Proskauer Rose LLP of nurturing the $7.2 billion Robert Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme, appealed their case five days after it was dismissed by a federal judge who said the firm was entitled to attorney immunity.

Lead plaintiffs Sandra Dorrell and Philip Wilkinson filed their appeal Nov. 7 in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

The appeal followed quickly on the heels of the case’s dismissal the previous Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Dallas Division of the Northern District of Texas, which rejected plaintiffs' arguments that attorney immunity should not apply in their case against Proskauer Rose.

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Antigua Gov’t and WICB move to buy Stanford Cricket Grounds


The government and the West Indies Cricket Board have partnered to purchase the Stanford Cricket Grounds and surrounding properties for US$7.5 million.

The joint venture, which will see the government owning 40 per cent of the shares to WICB’s 60 per cent stake, is expected to attract more premier sporting events.

Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a company called Coolidge Cricket Grounds Inc was formed and will jointly owned by the government and WICB.

Both entities under the MOU will acquire certain properties in Coolidge and Barnes Hill (four parcels of land), which were held by the disgraced investor R Allen Stanford, and which are in the hands of court-appointed liquidators. They include the Car Park, Sticky Wicket Restaurant and The Athletics Club.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Victims of Allen Stanford’s $7B Ponzi Scheme Will Wait Years to Be Repaid

A world-class fraudster's elaborate spending proves difficult to unwind. 

At first glance, the effort to recover money for victims of Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme looks a bit like Jarndyce and Jarndyce, the endless chancery court case satirized in Charles Dickens’ book, “Bleak House.” Stanford, you’ll recall, was convicted by a Houston jury in 2012 for swindling investors and sentenced to 110 years in prison.

Eight years into the case, with no end in sight, the receivership set up in Dallas federal court to unwind Stanford’s fraud has turned up only a small percentage of investors’ lost billions. Just as troubling, nearly half of what has been secured so far has gone to pay lawyers and accountants.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Appeals court: Class-action negligence claims can proceed against Louisiana financial regulators in Stanford case

Allegations that Louisiana financial regulators' failure to perform their duties contributed to the massive losses suffered by hundreds of Louisiana investors in the Stanford Trust Co. debacle can move forward as a class action, a state appeals court in Baton Rouge has ruled.

Phil Preis, the lead attorney for those residents, said Monday the damages sustained by those investors are some $400 million, which includes interest.

Roughly seven dozen mostly south Louisiana residents sued the state Office of Financial Institutions in 2009, essentially claiming OFI turned a blind eye to Stanford owner Robert Allen Stanford's multibillion-dollar fraud scheme.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stanford Receiver Renews Fight Over $88M Clawback Verdict

The court-appointed receiver handling the Ponzi implosion of Stanford International Bank asked a Texas federal judge on Thursday to overturn a jury's decision keeping $88 million in Stanford cash in the hands of the cable and truck-racing magnate who received it shortly before Stanford collapsed. 

Receiver Ralph Janvey filed a renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law, asking a judge to undo a jury verdict finding that Janvey cannot claw back the money from Gary Magness' legal entities. Janvey told U.S. District Judge David Godbey there's...

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Justices Deny Ex-Stanford Advisers' Arbitration Appeal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a petition from former financial advisers seeking to force arbitration from an alleged $7 billion Ponzi scheme run by R. Allen Stanford, turning down their bid to force arbitration with the funds receiver over $215 million.

 Former employees of a Stanford Financial Group and related companies linked to the fraud had petitioned the Supreme Court to reverse a Fifth Circuit ruling against them and in favor of the fund’s receiver. In their petition, the employees claimed the Fifth Circuit diverged from...

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Objectors Can't Undo $65M Stanford Scam Insurance Deal

A Texas federal judge on Tuesday shot down three separate motions seeking to undo a $65 million settlement between the receiver for jailed Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford’s companies and three insurance underwriters, saying their arguments were already addressed or had been waived.

 U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey had in May approved the deal between the receiver for Stanford International Bank Ltd. along with other Stanford entities and three insurance underwriters that saw the insurance companies pay $65 million to the receiver to distribute to....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Stanford Ponzi Scheme Receiver Battles Ex-GC For Records

The receiver unwinding Robert Allen Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme asked a Texas federal judge Thursday to force Stanford's former general counsel to show why he hasn't produced requested documents regarding his bank accounts and properties in Texas and Florida in the receiver's clawback suit targeting Stanford's legal advisers.

 Ralph S. Janvey, the receiver for Stanford International Bank Ltd., says Pablo Mauricio Alvarado, a partner at SMPS Legal who splits his time between Miami and Bogota, Colombia, has failed to comply with the court's order granting...


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Stanford Receiver Loses $88M Clawback Bid

A Texas federal judge shut down a post-verdict attempt to revive an $88 million clawback suit linked to the $7 billion Stanford Ponzi scheme on Thursday, saying there's no justification for questioning the jury's finding that no payback was required.

In the wake of its collapse, receiver Ralph Janvey sought to take back $88 million in loans that Colorado billionaire Gary Magness got out of R. Allen Stanford's infamous scheme. But a jury found in January that the transfers were made in good faith, meaning Magness and...

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Receiver and Official Stanford Investors Committee Announce Settlement with Hunton & Williams, LLP

On August 16, 2017, the Receiver, the Official Stanford Investors Committee (“OSIC”) and certain individual Investor Plaintiffs filed a Motion seeking Court approval of a settlement entered into with Hunton & Williams, LLP (“Hunton”). Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, the Receivership Estate will receive $34 million. On August 23, 2017, the Court entered a Scheduling Order setting a hearing on the Motion to Approve the Hunton Settlement and establishing a schedule for the submission of objections.

The Court has set a hearing on the Motion to Approve the Hunton Settlement at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Any party wishing to file an objection to the Hunton Settlement must do so no later than Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

You may access the materials pertaining to the Hunton Settlement and the HUNTON SETTLEMENT FAQ by clicking HERE

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

$27M In Attys' Fees OK'd In Stanford Bank Ponzi Scheme Deal

 A Texas federal judge approved nearly $27 million in attorneys' fees on Wednesday as part of a nearly $133 million Stanford Ponzi scheme settlement that he said also merited approval despite objections.

 U.S. District Judge David Godbey approved the full amount of the of $26,787,500 request for attorneys' fees from firms, including Castillo Snyder and Strasburger & Price, that worked on the $132.5 million settlement with the so-called Willis defendants and BMB defendants over their roles in making R. Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme seem low-risk and...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lawmakers press DOJ to help victims of Ponzi scheme


Seven lawmakers on Monday asked the Justice Department to investigate whether a Swiss bank is illegally blocking the transfer of restitution funds for victims of the second-largest Ponzi scheme in United States history.

 In a Monday letter, representatives from both parties asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to review whether Swiss bank Societe Generale is complying with a 2013 settlement meant to return a major portion of $210 million to victims of Allen Stanford’s pyramid investment scheme.

 The lawmakers asked Sessions “to review this issue and re-engage on behalf of U.S. victims to expedite the return of the frozen assets so they can be properly distributed.”

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Lawmakers want banks punished over massive Ponzi scheme


Lawmakers are asking a top federal regulator to crack down on several banks connected to a mid-2000s Ponzi scheme, arguing the government hasn’t done enough to get victims compensation.

 The lawmakers called on the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to punish several banks for holding funds for Allen Stanford, convicted in 2012 of running the second-largest Ponzi scheme in United States history.

 In a letter to acting Comptroller Keith Noreika dated Aug. 8, Reps. Roger Williams (R-Texas), Bill Posey (R-Fla.), Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) and Vicente González (D-Texas) asked the OCC to update them on efforts to hold the banks accountable, compensate victims and prevent similar schemes from happening again.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Receiver's 13th Interim Report Regarding Status of Receivership, Asset Collection and Ongoing Activities

On June 1, 2017, the Receiver filed a report with the Court that discusses the status of the Receivership, the Receivership's asset collection efforts and ongoing activities
 
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Arbitration. Vacatur. District court refuses to set aside arbitration award based on panel's document discovery rulings.

In Pershing, the defendant, Pershing LLC, sought to confirm an arbitration panel's decision that it was not liable to a consortium of Louisiana Retirees who fell victim to a Ponzi scheme orchestrated by R. Allen Stanford. The Louisiana Retirees sought to vacate the award.

 Pershing was a clearing broker for Stanford Group Company, a broker-dealer controlled by Allen Stanford that sold worthless securities to the Louisiana Retirees. The Louisiana Retirees claimed that Pershing failed to exercise due diligence in its relationship with Stanford that would have uncovered the scheme. The arbitration panel ruled in Pershing's favor, and the parties then brought competing actions in the district court to confirm or vacate the decision under the Federal Arbitration Act.


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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Receiver files 1st Schedule of Payments to be Made Pursuant to the 4th Interim Distribution Plan

On June 30, 2017, the Receiver filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, the 1st Schedule of distribution payments under the 4th Interim Distribution Plan. The 1st Schedule will be followed by others, each of which will be submitted by the Receiver on a rolling basis.

To view a copy of the 1st Schedule, please click here.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Update on Receiver's Lawsuit Against Former Stanford Financial Advisors

In March 2017, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that the Receiver is not required to arbitrate his claims to recover payments to former Stanford financial advisors and other Stanford employees of proceeds generated from the sale of Stanford International Bank CDs. Following entry of judgment by the Court of Appeals, the Receiver returned to the District Court to pursue those claims. On June 15, 2017, the Receiver filed an amended complaint, consolidating several previously-filed complaints and identifying newly-discovered payments received by the defendants. 

As amended, the Receiver's complaint now seeks to recover more than $289 million from 313 former financial advisors and other Stanford employees. The Receiver alleges that the payments the defendants received were fraudulent transfers; that the defendants failed to provide reasonably equivalent value in exchange for the payments; and that the defendants did not take the payments in good faith. The Receiver also alleges that the defendants were unjustly enriched by the payments, at the expense of Stanford investors. The lawsuit seeks return of the payments, together with prejudgment interest and attorneys' fees.

The District Court has set the Receiver's claims for trial beginning in July 2018.

To view a copy of the amended complaint, and a copy of the Court's scheduling order setting the Receiver's claims for trial, click here:

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Friday, May 19, 2017

District Court Approves Settlement with Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, Lexington Insurance Company, and Arch Specialty Insurance Company

On May 16, 2017, the District Court approved a settlement agreement by and among the Receiver and Official Stanford Investors Committee and Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, Lexington Insurance Company, and Arch Specialty Insurance Company. Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, once the District Court’s order becomes final, the Receivership Estate will receive $65.0 million. Following receipt of the settlement funds, the Receiver will file a motion asking the District Court for permission to distribute the proceeds of the settlement, net of attorneys’ fees awarded by the Court, to Stanford Investors who have claims approved by the Receiver.

To view a copy of the Court’s Order approving the settlement, click here

To view a copy of the Court’s Order approving attorneys’ fees, click here.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Court Approves Receiver's 4th Interim Distribution Plan

On May 16, 2017, the Court approved the Receiver's 4th Interim Distribution Plan. A copy of the order approving the 4th Interim Distribution.


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Friday, April 28, 2017

Receiver files additional Schedules of Payments to Be Made Pursuant to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Interim Distribution Plans

On April 27, 2017, the Receiver filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, the 16th Schedule of distribution payments under the 1st Interim Distribution Plan, the 7th Schedule of distribution payments under the 2nd Interim Distribution Plan, and the 3rd Schedule of distribution payments under the 3rd Interim Distribution Plan. These three Schedules will be followed by others, each of which will be submitted by the Receiver on a rolling basis.


To view a copy of these three Schedules, please click Here.


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Saturday, April 15, 2017

US appeals court holds that Antigua-Barbuda is not liable to Stanford Ponzi victims

NEW ORLEANS, USA -- The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) bars Stanford International Bank Ltd (SIBL) Ponzi scheme victims from bringing a claim against Antigua and Barbuda, a foreign state. The decision reversed a ruling by the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

 The Stanford victims successfully argued in the trial court that the commercial activity exception allowed civil suits brought by them, as well as the argument that Antigua and Barbuda had waived sovereign immunity, but the Fifth Circuit disagreed, reversing the lower court decision, on both issues.


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EIGHTH REPORT OF THE JOINT LIQUIDATORS OF STANFORD INTERNATIONAL BANK (IN LIQUIDATION)

To view the Eighth Report of the Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank (In Liquidation, click Here.


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Subject Matter Jurisdiction. Fifth Circuit determines Antigua not subject to U.S. court jurisdiction under Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act in Stanford Ponzi scheme cases.

Antigua, USA March 27 2017
 Frank v. Commonwealth of Antigua and Barbuda, No. 15-10717, consolidated with The Official Stanford Investors Committee v. Antigua and Barbuda, No. 15-10788 (5th Cir. Nov. 22, 2016) [click for opinion]

The Commonwealth of Antigua and Barbuda ("Antigua") successfully appealed a district court ruling that under certain exceptions to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (the "FSIA"), Antigua was subject to suit relating to its alleged involvement in the Stanford Ponzi scheme. Finding that the commercial activity exception to sovereign immunity was not satisfied and that the waiver exception applied only to claims for which jurisdiction was conceded by Antigua, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's determination that it had jurisdiction over certain claims against Antigua, a foreign nation, and remanded for further proceedings.

The plaintiffs in two putative class actions filed suit alleging Antigua was involved and complicit in the Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Allen Stanford. Stanford owned and operated numerous financial entities, including an offshore bank in Antigua, which he used in his scheme to defraud investors. Plaintiffs alleged that Antigua actively and willingly participated in Stanford's scheme and knowingly provided Stanford and his businesses a safe harbor from regulatory scrutiny. They asserted that Stanford and Antigua had a quid pro quo relationship in which Stanford paid incentives and bribes and made loans to Antigua and its public officials to ensure that he and his organizations were deemed compliant with relevant local regulations. The two putative class actions were consolidated for appeal solely to address whether, under the FSIA, Antigua is subject to the jurisdiction of U.S. courts............


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fifth Circuit Rules Receiver Not Required to Arbitrate $215 million Fraudulent Transfer Claim Against Former Stanford Financial Advisers

On March 16, 2017, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its mandate in Janvey v. Alguire, Case No. 14-10857, bringing to a close a long-running dispute between the Stanford Receiver and more than 300 former Stanford financial advisers who were trying to compel the Receiver to assert his claims against them in arbitration.

 The financial advisers had asserted that the Receiver was bound by Allen Stanford’s agreements with them to arbitrate any disputes arising out of their employment with Stanford. In a per curiam opinion, a panel of the Fifth Circuit unanimously held that the Receiver was not bound to those arbitration agreements because he was bringing his claims on behalf of Stanford International Bank alone, a receivership entity that never had any arbitration agreement with the former Stanford brokers.

 The Receiver’s lawsuit seeks to recover more than $215 million in fraudulent transfers made to the former Stanford brokers, all of whom profited from the sale of fraudulent Stanford International Bank CDs. In a concurring opinion, Judge Higginbotham colorfully summarized the Receiver’s lawsuit thusly:.............


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Friday, March 10, 2017

Chadbourne Says Stanford Receiver Deal Nixes Investor Suit

Chadbourne & Parke LLP told a Texas federal judge on Wednesday that investors accusing it of facilitating Robert Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme no longer have a viable claim after agreeing to a $35 million settlement and bar order with the receiver overseeing recovery for victims of the scheme.

 The investors, the bulk of whom are Mexican citizens, claim Chadbourne as well as Proskauer Rose LLP and the firms’ attorneys aided the Ponzi scheme, in which Stanford's foreign bank sold investors sham securities called certificates...


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Saturday, February 18, 2017

$3.9M Ends SEC's Stanford Ponzi Claims Against Ex-Exec

A former executive at one of Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford’s financial firms has agreed to pay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission nearly $3.9 million to settle claims related to his role in the fraud, according to a Friday decision by the regulator.

Jay T. Comeaux, shuttered Stanford Group Co.'s onetime president and executive director, will pay $3.1 million in disgorgement, $495,000 in interest and a $289,000 penalty under the agreement. The sum of the ill-gotten gains he must repay is about $300,000 lower than...


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Friday, February 17, 2017

Billionaire Slams Stanford Receiver’s $88M Clawback Bid

A Colorado billionaire who won a jury trial in an $88 million clawback suit aimed at recovering money invested in R. Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme told a Texas federal judge on Wednesday the receiver for the fraud continues to use arguments rejected previously to force a judgment against him.

Billionaire Gary Magness said Ralph S. Janvey continues to claim it would not have been futile to investigate the source of $88.2 million in loans received from a bank affiliated with the scheme, despite multiple...


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Stanford Trustee Can't Toss Ex-Diplomat's Ch. 7 For $1.2M

A Maryland federal judge on Monday affirmed a bankruptcy court’s refusal to dismiss Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings by former U.S. diplomat Peter Romero, saying that the receiver in the Robert Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme can’t pursue exempt assets for a $1.2 million judgment against Romero.

Romero, the former ambassador to Ecuador, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection after a Texas federal judge ordered him to pay $1.2 million in fraudulent transfers from his time as an adviser to Stanford. Stanford receiver Ralph Janvey was denied a...


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Friday, January 27, 2017

Stanford Ponzi Receiver Doubles Down On Clawback Claim

The receiver for R. Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme on Wednesday urged a Texas federal judge to force an investor to repay $88.2 million, saying that a jury’s recent finding blocking the attempted clawback actually proved the investor knew about the plot.

 A Texas federal jury found earlier in January that billionaire Gary Magness shouldn’t have to return $88.2 million in loans from a bank affiliated with Stanford’s $7 billion scheme, saying that although investment vehicles owned by Magness had notice of the Stanford empire's..


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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ninth-Justice Argument Rejected In Stanford Ponzi Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to reconsider its decision not to hear an appeal from convicted Ponzi schemer Robert Allen Stanford, who's serving a 110-year sentence for running a $7 billion fraud, rejecting Stanford's request it take up the case after President Donald Trump appoints a ninth justice. Stanford had filed a petition for rehearing on Dec. 23, seeking another shot at appealing his prison sentence, arguing a Trump-appointed justice serving on a fully staffed nine-member bench could make all the difference in his...


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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jury Blocks Stanford Receiver's $88M Clawback Claim

A Texas federal jury on Wednesday found billionaire Gary Magness acted in good faith when taking out $88.2 million in loans from a bank affiliated with R. Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme, blocking a clawback claim by the receiver for the Stanford fraud.

The seven-member jury deliberated for about three hours before finding that three investment vehicles owned by Magness had notice of the Stanford empire's potentially being fraudulent and should have investigated, but that it would have been futile for Magness to attempt to...


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