US Defends Evidence In Stanford Ponzi Scheme Trial

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 4:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. on Monday told the Texas federal judge in charge of R. Allen Stanford's case that statements made while the alleged $7 billion Ponzi schemer was mentally incompetent should not be suppressed because they were not coerced.

The government objected to a sealed motion the defense team submitted to Judge David Hittner on Thursday, saying it would violate Stanford's due process rights to admit as evidence phone calls and emails Stanford made while incompetent due to a brain injury he suffered in a jailhouse fight....
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