Tuesday, 16 June 2009

FBI knew of Stanford, according to Vanity Fair

According to Vanity Fair magazine, Sir Allen Stanford, who the SEC alleges ran a Ponzi scheme, was on the FBI's radar for a number of years since he was investigated for money laundering back in 1989.

The article in the July issue of Vanity Fair, quotes a former FBI agent who claims that there were a series of interagency investigations into Stanford, but none of them resulted in any legal action.

The article also claims that there were various "red flags" within Stanford International including a 70-year-old compliance officer.