Now's Your Chance To Own A Very Tacky Piece Of Allen Stanford's Ponzi Empire
You've got to give Allen Stanford credit for thinking big -- instead of sinking his $8 billion Ponzi scheme profits into the usual uber-rich guy stuff, he bought himself the entire Caribbean nation of Antigua, sponsored giant cricket tourneys (despite being from Texas) and gave his mistress a moat-surrounded Coral Gables castle.
Stanford's awaiting trial in Houston on charges that his massive investment empire, which was headquartered in downtown Miami and Texas, was the largest Ponzi ever engineered by someone not named Bernie Madoff.
- A Baccarat crystal eagle (the symbol which every Stanford employee had to wear on their lapels, North Korea style), worth around $55,000
- 1,150 bottles of wine and liquor worth nearly $70,000 (take that, Madoff!)
- An arsenal of weapons, including 30 unused Glocks purchased by Stanford for a personal army he never got around to assembling
- A fine china set for 50, plus 10 Hickory leather chairs for your guests to sit in
- Stanford's lunch-table sized desk. (Not actually owned by a king, but still 200 years old and worth around $10,000)
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