Stanford still fighting his conviction and 110-year sentence

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Stanford still fighting his conviction and 110-year sentence

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Stanford still fighting his conviction and 110-year sentence
Kenneth Rijock
January 19, 2017

MIAMI, USA

In what can only be regarded as utter arrogance, in the face of what should have been the last gasp of a scoundrel, the king of the Ponzi schemers, R Allen Stanford, whose Antigua and Barbuda-based Stanford International Bank ruined hundreds of lives, has filed a petition for rehearing, upon the US Supreme Court's denial of his petition for a writ of certiorari.

His original certiorari petition to the high court was denied, without opinion, on November 28, 2016; his District Court conviction was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit, in his only appeal as a matter of right. US Supreme Court proceedings are discretionary with the court.

Stanford, who is seeking to overturn his conviction, and 110-year sentence, lists grounds that most lawyers would decline to assert for fear that they might be disciplined, for arguing issues that have no basis in either fact or law or are a good faith argument to overturn existing law.

The word hubris seems to apply to Stanford in this proceeding.

His issues:
(1) The pretrial civil seizure of his assets precluded him from retaining the counsel of his choice in his Federal criminal case, and his appointed counsel was overburdened, and his defence suffered as a result.

(2) Stanford also argued that he would receive true justice from a nine-person court; certiorari in his case was denied by the existing eight-person court. He claims that a future Trump appointee to the court would ensure justice in his case.

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Unread post by bimjim » Thu Jan 19, 2017

In other words, he expects another several-times-bankrupt to overturn the decisions of legally composed courts in his own bankruptcy. Maybe if The Chump tweets his name a miracle will happen, his cell door will swing open, and he can walk free to start another Ponzi scheme...

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