Thursday, June 14, 2012
How to Win Friends and Influence People
"I'm not here to ask for sympathy or forgiveness or to throw myself at your mercy," ... "I did not run a Ponzi scheme. I didn't defraud anybody."
That's Allen Stanford speaking at his sentencing hearing today. According to the AP, he went on for 40 minutes, portraying himself as a scapegoat and blaming the government for "tearing down his ...empire."
The judge sentencing him to 110 years.
N.B. I leave the criminal law stuff to DOM, but isn't it kind of weird to not read much about the lawyers who counseled Stanford, the Bankers with whom he did business and who held his money and moved it around, the accountants, or the Stanford Financial Management?