Stanford's Trial Delayed Over Mental Competence

Law360, New York (January 7, 2011, 6:34 PM EST) -- A federal judge has delayed the start of alleged Ponzi schemer Robert Allen Stanford's criminal trial because of concerns that medication given to the former financier in prison has made him mentally incompetent.

Stanford's attorney, Ali Fazel of Scardino & Fazel, said that Judge David Hittner of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas agreed to delay the trial after hearing testimony from three psychiatrists on his client's mental state on Thursday.

“All of the experts — including the government experts — at...
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