Stanford Accuses US Of Rights Violations

Law360, New York (February 17, 2011, 6:40 PM EST) -- Robert Allen Stanford, the indicted financier accused of running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, filed a civil complaint against U.S. prosecutors and investigators Thursday, saying the federal government violated his constitutional rights and destroyed $7.2 billion in wealth.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleged civil conspiracy, violations of his Eighth Amendment protections from excessive fines, his Fifth Amendment rights to due process and protection against double jeopardy, his Sixth Amendment right to counsel and his Fourth Amendment...
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