Doesn’t anyone want Allen Stanford?
The accused Ponzi schemer tried to turn himself in to the Feds yesterday — without success.
Over to the Houston Chronicle:
Stanford and lawyer Dick DeGuerin marched the few downtown blocks from DeGuerin’s office to the federal courthouse to “surrender” Stanford to federal authorities, even though there was no warrant for his arrest and he hasn’t been charged with any crimes.
“We want to surrender him into custody,” DeGuerin told the woman behind the glass at the U.S. Marshals Office on the 10th floor. Stanford stood nearby, his company insignia eagle pin on his lapel.
“We’re doing this to show he’s not running,” said DeGuerin. “He’ll face whatever they’ve got for him.”
“If they have something for me,” Stanford added, as a reminder that he might not be indicted.
Because there was no warrant for Stanford, the Marshals Office did not take him into custody and didn’t even write down his address as DeGuerin offered.
The lawyer representing Laura Pendergest-Holt, Stanford Financial’s chief investment officer, who unlike Stanford, has been charged with a crime, told the paper: “That’s a new on me…I wish him luck with that one.”
Stanford faces civil charges, filed by the SEC, that he orchestrated a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme.