Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lawyers: Texas financier didn't tap investor money

Lawyers for R. Allen Stanford say the Texas financier did not take out $1.7 billion in deposits made to his now defunct Caribbean bank and use them for loans to himself.

Stanford's attorneys were trying to shoot down claims made by a fraud examiner who has testified the financier used the money as personal loans.

Stanford's financial dealings were being examined during a court hearing Thursday in which a federal judge was to decide if Stanford and two ex-executives of his now defunct companies will continue having their legal bills paid for by an insurance policy. They are fighting charges they bilked investors out of $7 billion in a massive Ponzi scheme.

By The Associated Press

Source: Google News

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