Stanford Ponzi Scheme Receiver Battles Ex-GC For Records

The receiver unwinding Robert Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme asked a Texas federal judge Thursday to force Stanford’s former general counsel to show why he hasn’t produced requested documents regarding his bank accounts and properties in Texas and Florida in the receiver’s clawback suit targeting Stanford’s legal advisers.

Ralph S. Janvey, the receiver for Stanford International Bank Ltd., says Pablo Mauricio Alvarado, a partner at SMPS Legal who splits his time between Miami and Bogota, Colombia, has failed to comply with the court’s order granting…

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Stanford Receiver Loses $88M Clawback Bid

A Texas federal judge shut down a post-verdict attempt to revive an $88 million clawback suit linked to the $7 billion Stanford Ponzi scheme on Thursday, saying there’s no justification for questioning the jury’s finding that no payback was required.

In the wake of its collapse, receiver Ralph Janvey sought to take back $88 million in loans that Colorado billionaire Gary Magness got out of R. Allen Stanford’s infamous scheme. But a jury found in January that the transfers were made in good faith, meaning Magness and…

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Update on Receiver’s Lawsuit Against Former Stanford Financial Advisors

In March 2017, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that the Receiver is not required to arbitrate his claims to recover payments to former Stanford financial advisors and other Stanford employees of proceeds generated from the sale of Stanford International Bank CDs. Following entry of judgment by the Court of Appeals, the Receiver returned to the District Court to pursue those claims. On June 15, 2017, the Receiver filed an amended complaint, consolidating several previously-filed complaints and identifying newly-discovered payments received by the defendants.

As amended, the Receiver’s complaint now seeks to recover more than $289 million from 313 former financial advisors and other Stanford employees. The Receiver alleges that the payments the defendants received were fraudulent transfers; that the defendants failed to provide reasonably equivalent value in exchange for the payments; and that the defendants did not take the payments in good faith. The Receiver also alleges that the defendants were unjustly enriched by the payments, at the expense of Stanford investors. The lawsuit seeks return of the payments, together with prejudgment interest and attorneys’ fees.

The District Court has set the Receiver’s claims for trial beginning in July 2018.

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United States Supreme Court Denies Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Criminal Case Against R. Allen Stanford

In 2012, a jury convicted R. Allen Stanford of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341, 1343, and 1349; four counts of wire fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1343 and 2; five counts of mail fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341 and 2; one count of conspiracy to obstruct a Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) investigation in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1505 and 371; one count of obstruction of an SEC investigation in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1505 and 2; and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h). The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas sentenced Stanford to a term of 110 years in prison, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously affirmed the District Court’s judgment. Stanford then filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court. On November 28, 2016, the Supreme Court denied Stanford’s petition, thus upholding his 2012 conviction.

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Receiver files 4th Schedule of Payments to be Made Pursuant to the 2nd Interim Distribution Plan

On August 10th, 2016, the Receiver filed his 4th Schedule of distribution payments under the 2nd Interim Distribution Plan with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. The 4th Schedule will be followed by others, each of which will be submitted by the Receiver on a rolling basis.

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