By JOE GYAN JR. A federal appeals court will be asked to reverse a Baton Rouge federal judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit that claims the Securities and Exchange Commission and a former official knew of Robert Allen Stanford’s $7 billion fraud scheme but failed to investigate and stop it, an attorney for some victims said Friday. The […]

By Law360, New York A Louisiana judge Friday threw out a putative class action alleging the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission facilitated Robert Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme, finding the agency was shielded by a law barring suits over federal officials’ discretionary choices. U.S. District Shelly D. Dick said the discretionary function exception of […]

By Law360 A group of holders of Stanford Financial Group CD accounts claims that Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Co. helped perpetuate Robert Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme, according to an $83.5 million class action removed from Florida state court Monday. The plaintiffs, 64 citizens of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, the United States and […]

By Tom Korosec & Andrew Harris A plan by a court-appointed receiver to distribute assets recovered from R. Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme to investors was approved by a federal judge in Dallas.U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey accepted the plan by Ralph Janvey, the receiver appointed in 2009 to marshal and liquidate Stanford’s personal and […]

By Michael L. Post In its opening brief, the Securities and Exchange Commission established that the district court erred both in incorrectly applying a preponderance standard of proof in this preliminary, summary proceeding and in applying an unduly narrow construction of the statutory term “customer” to preclude the possibility of coverage under the Securities Investor […]

By U.S. Receiver Ralph Janvey As part of the Receiver’s efforts to recover assets for the Receivership Estate, the Receiver analyzed political contributions made by Stanford International Bank, Ltd., Stanford Group Company, Stanford Capital Management, LLC, R. Allen Stanford, James M. Davis and Laura Pendergest-Holt and certain entities they own or control. As a result […]

By Drew Hasselback Investors lost billions in the ponzi scheme orchestrated by Texas tycoon Allen Stanford, and now a Canadian lawyer believes he has an innovative legal strategy to recover funds for victims of the fraud who reside outside the United States. Todd Weiler, who specializes in international law, believes that “unconscionable negligence and/or manifest […]