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“Blood Oath” Sealed Stanford Deal, Court Is Told

August 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

HOUSTON — R. Allen Stanford’s relationship with the chief regulator of his Antigua bank was closer than most.

James M. Davis, Mr. Stanford’s chief financial officer, leaving court on Thursday with his wife, Lori, and lawyer, David Finn.

28stanford395At a meeting in 2003, they became blood brothers, cutting their wrists and mixing their blood in a “brotherhood ceremony? that Mr. Stanford’s chief financial officer said promoted an elaborate scheme to hide a multibillion-dollar fraud from American and other regulators.

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Tags: criminal law · David Finn · Federal Law · Stanford · Texas

Former Stanford CFO Cooperates With Feds

August 29th, 2009 · No Comments

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Accused financier Stanford hospitalized hours before ex-finance chief pleads guilty

August 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Nola.com report on Stanford’s health

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Lawyer: Greed May Explain Former Stanford Associate’s Actions

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys Texas Lawyer August 31, 2009 After pleading guilty on Aug. 27 to three criminal charges that could put him in prison for 30 years, James M. Davis, the former chief financial officer for Stanford Financial Group and Stanford International Bank Ltd., expressed remorse for his actions that contributed to the downfall […]

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Tags: criminal law · David Finn · Defense Attorneys · Federal Law · Stanford · Texas

New Supreme Court Case-Criminal Law

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Arizona v. Gant, decided by the United States Supreme Court on April 21, 2009. Held: Police may search the passenger compartment of a vehicle incident to a recent occupant’s arrest only if it is reasonable to believe that the arrestee might access the vehicle at the time of the search or that the vehicle contains […]

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Tags: David Finn · Federal Law · Government

New York Times Article

April 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

CLIFFORD KRAUSS Published: April 20, 2009 HOUSTON — R. Allen Stanford, the Texas financier accused of defrauding tens of thousands of bank depositors, said on Monday that he was not a thief. He denied that his operation was a Ponzi scheme and suggested that if any depositor money had been lost, it was largely a […]

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Tags: Federal · Federal Law · Stanford

Stanford Update-Bloomberg

April 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins April 9 (Bloomberg) — Stanford Group Co. Chief Financial Officer James M. Davis, accused by federal regulators of helping his boss, R. Allen Stanford, run a multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme, will enter plea negotiations with prosecutors. Davis was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission along with Stanford. Davis will […]

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Tags: Federal Law · Stanford · Texas · Uncategorized

Dallas Observer Stanford Story

April 9th, 2009 · No Comments

http://www.dallasobserver.com/2009-04-09/news/sec-says-texas-financier-sir-allen-stanford-swindled-investors-out-of-billions/

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Tags: criminal law · David Finn · Federal Law · Stanford · Texas

“My Baloney has a first name, it’s A-L-L-E-N”…

April 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7273921 Native Texan R. Allen Stanford told ABC News that fraud allegations against him and his Stanford Financial Group companies are “baloney,? according to a report aired Monday. In what the network said was Stanford’s first media interview since the Securities and Exchange Commission filed the civil fraud complaint, Stanford also denied the SEC’s allegation […]

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Tags: David Finn · Federal Law · Stanford · Texas

Federal Deferred, Nonprosecution Deals Fall by 60%

February 5th, 2009 · No Comments

NACDL Update – Feb. 5, 2009   FORTHCOMING STUDY: Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements Decline 60% The National Law Journal reports, according to a forthcoming study conducted by Lawrence D. Finder, Ryan D. McConnell, and Scott L. Mitchell, that the number of deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) and non-prosecution agreements (NPAs) between the Department of Justice and […]

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U.S. Supreme Court has had it with District Courts

January 27th, 2009 · No Comments

For the second time in less than a week, the Supreme Court has summarily reversed a federal appeals court for failing to strictly follow post-Booker sentencing law.  In Nelson v. United States, __ S.Ct. __, 2009 WL 160585 (Jan. 26, 2009), the Court took the Fourth Circuit to task for affirming a within-guidelines sentence despite […]

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Tags: criminal law · Federal Law · Government · Supreme Court Opinions

Attorney-Client Privilege Reform Needed

January 15th, 2009 · No Comments

COALITION TO PRESERVE THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE American Chemistry Council American Civil Liberties Union Association of Corporate Counsel Business Civil Liberties, Inc. Business Roundtable The Financial Services Roundtable Frontiers of Freedom Lawyers for Civil Justice National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers National Association of Manufacturers Retail Industry Leaders Association U.S. Chamber of Commerce COMPREHENSIVE REFORM STILL […]

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Tags: criminal law · David Finn · Federal Law

Holder Should Support Executive Order On Attorney-Client Privilege

January 15th, 2009 · No Comments

WASHINGTON, DC — The Coalition to Preserve the Attorney-Client Privilege issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation proceedings scheduled for January 15, 2009 on the nomination of Eric H. Holder Jr., to be Attorney General of the United States:

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Tags: criminal law · David Finn · Department of Justice · Federal Law · Texas

Federal Convictions Reversed-2008

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

                                                                                      The following is a publication of the Office of the Federal Public […]

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Gall v. United States

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Here’s the opinion referenced in earlier blog entry.

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