Allen Stanford's Ponzi Trial On Hold While Court Decides If He's Too Crazy To Continue
Stanford at one of his cricket tournaments.
Not to say, 'we told you so,' but when a guy's behavior leads us to write about his similarities to maniac SNL character Bill Brasky, there's a good chance he's got some mental issues. Before he ever got arrested for running an $8 billion Ponzi out of a Miami office, Allen Stanford bought a Coral Gables castle for his mistress; spent millions bringing cricket to a tiny Caribbean island all so he could hit on the stars' wives; and may have traveled with a priest with stigmata and a vial of his own blood.
Stanford's hearing was supposed to start next week in Houston, but U.S. District Judge David Hittner has continued the trial while attorneys argue over his competency.
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