Ex-Stanford Exec Pleads Not Guilty To Shredding Docs

Law360, New York (September 18, 2009, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A former security executive at Stanford Financial Group pled not guilty Friday to allegations that he destroyed documents to obstruct a federal probe into the Houston-based firm of Texas financier Robert Allen Stanford.

Thomas Raffanello, who worked at Stanford Financial's Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office as a global security director, pled not guilty to three counts of obstruction in a superseding indictment in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

The 61-year-old former chief of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Miami was the...
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