Reuters is reporting that Allen Stanford has been found in Virginia and served by the FBI with court papers.
MSNBC just confirmed that report moments ago.
Stanford has been accused by the SEC of orchestrating an $8 billion fraud, but still has not been criminally charged.
Late Update: ABC News has more Stanford details:
- According to one of his lobbyists, Ben Barnes, Stanford has turned in his passport and said he won’t flee. He’s described as “very depressed” and sought to end the manhunt by approaching DOJ officials himself.
- In addition:
In the meantime, the SEC has begun to seize an array of private property owned by Stanford and his firm.
Stanford’s fleet of six private jets were recalled to the corporate hangar at Sugarland Airport outside Houston, including the Bombardier 500 luxury jet that was used exclusively by Stanford.
According to flight records, the Stanford jet flew into Washington, D.C. earlier this week and returned to Houston yesterday afternoon. Flight crews said Stanford was not seen on the plane when it unloaded.
- And Stanford has hired top DC criminal defense lawyer Brendan Sullivan, of Williams and Connolly. Sullivan represented Oliver North and Ted Stevens.
Separately, AP adds that Stanford was served with court papers in Fredericksburg, Virginia.