Stanford Tries To Boot Baker Botts From SEC Case

Law360, New York (June 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Robert Allen Stanford has asked a judge not to let Baker Botts LLP represent the receiver in a suit accusing him of running an $8 billion Ponzi scheme. The billionaire banker claims that the firm has previously represented him, helping to form the bank it is now trying to dismantle.

In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Tuesday, Stanford asked Judge David C. Godbey to disqualify Baker Botts from representing receiver Ralph Janvey because of a conflict of interest.

The Stanford...
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