Prosecutors Want 2nd Mental Exam On Stanford

Law360, New York (December 20, 2010, 8:27 PM EST) -- Prosecutors on Monday sought a second opinion on the mental condition of accused Ponzi schemer Robert Allen Stanford, after a doctor selected by his defense attorneys determined he was incompetent to stand trial.

Prosecutors filed their request in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, saying Stanford could be examined at the prison where he was being held. The usual procedure requires the prisoner to be transferred to a Bureau of Prisons medical facility, which can take months.

An attorney for Stanford, who...
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