Awaiting Sentencing, Stanford Again Ruled Competent For Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (May 10, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT) -- R. Allen Stanford, who is awaiting sentencing for orchestrating a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, was fit to stand trial despite his attorneys' claims that the court had relied on improper expert testimony in determining his mental competency, a Texas federal judge affirmed Thursday.

U.S. District Judge David Hittner ruled Stanford was able to stand trial following a December competency hearing, a decision he said was reinforced by Stanford's behavior during the trial. The order also provided new insights into the types of mental testing Stanford underwent...
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