Saturday, 18 April 2015
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Feb 18 2009 | 1:03am ET
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Texas financier and fund of hedge funds manager with defrauding investors of $8 billion.
The SEC yesterday raided the offices of R. Allen Stanford’s business and froze the assets of three of his companies. He is accused of promising big returns in investments he said were certificates of deposit, lying about their historical performance and safety.
Stanford’s whereabouts are unknown. In addition to his Houston base, he is an Antiguan knight and has a home in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The SEC’s civil complaint, filed in Dallas federal court, also names James Davis, chief financial officer of Stanford Intenational Bank, and Laura Pendergest-Holt, chief investment officer of Stanford Financial Group.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…