Thursday, 4 January 2018

Stanford Workers Tell 5th Circ. Underwriters Were Let Off Easy

A group of 36 former employees of Stanford Group Cos. on Tuesday asked the Fifth Circuit to intervene in litigation over R. Allen Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme, arguing a lower court wrongly allowed underwriters to walk away with $36 million of unpaid coverage without providing them any compensation or benefit.

 The appeal comes after U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey approved a $65 million deal amid objections in May, resolving allegations that Lloyd’s of London and other underwriters should cover losses from the scheme, and.....

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Friday, 15 December 2017

Stanford Receiver Can't Renew Fight Over $88M Clawback

A Texas federal judge on Thursday denied a request by the court-appointed receiver of Stanford International Bank to overturn a jury decision keeping $88 million in cash in the hands of a cable and truck-racing magnate, who received it shortly before Stanford's Ponzi scheme-related collapse.

 Judge David C. Godbey said he had already ruled that a reasonable jury could have found Colorado billionaire Gary Magness accepted money from Stanford in good faith, and rejected receiver Ralph Janvey’s arguments that he committed multiple legal errors over the...

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Saturday, 18 November 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.

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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.

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Thursday, 9 November 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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