$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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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.

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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.

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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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$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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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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