District Court Denies Motions for Leave to Intervene

On May 7, 2018, the District Court denied twelve pending motions to intervene filed by Stanford Investors. The Court held that Movants failed to establish a right to intervene because (1) their interests are adequately represented by the Receiver, the Official Stanford Investors Committee, the court-appointed Examiner, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and (2) given the Receiver’s claims process, disposition of the action does not impair or impede Movants’ ability to protect their interests.

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District Court Approves Settlement with Hunton and Williams LLP

On March 26, 2018, the District Court approved a settlement agreement by and among the Receiver, the Official Stanford Investors Committee, and certain individual Investor Plaintiffs, and Hunton and Williams LLP. Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, once the District Court’s order becomes final, the Receivership Estate will receive $34 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.

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Receiver’s 14th Interim Report Regarding Status of Receivership, Asset Collection and Ongoing Activities

On November 27, 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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5th Circ. Affirms Stanford Ponzi Victims’ FINRA Loss

The Fifth Circuit on Friday affirmed a lower court’s ruling confirming a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitral panel’s award that cleared financial services provider Pershing LLC of liability for $80 million in damages sustained by victims of R. Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme.

The appellate panel said in a brisk, five-sentence opinion that U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk was right to uphold the FINRA panel’s decision that Pershing, the clearing broker for one of Stanford’s business entities, was not on the line for losses that a…

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$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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Allen Stanford’s house of cards: How TD banked the 2nd-largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history

Allen Stanford’s con was epic. He was responsible for the second biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history outdone only by Bernie Madoff.

With a silver tongue and endless charisma, the brash Texan built a multi-billion dollar bank on the island of Antigua. By the late 2000s Stanford Financial Group had grown into an empire with over 21,000 clients throughout the U.S. and South America.

When it collapsed in 2009, over $7 billion in investments disappeared in what one U.S. judge would call “one of the most egregious criminal frauds ever presented to a trial jury in federal court.”

To pull off that massive scam, Stanford needed help and he found it in the most unlikely of places – the Toronto Dominion Bank in Canada………………….

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