The government has asked Senior U.S. District Judge David Hittner to throw the book at R. Allen Stanford when he sentences Stanford next week.
“Robert Allen Stanford is a ruthless predator responsible for one of the most egregious frauds in history, and he should be sentenced to the statutory maximum sentence of 230 years’ imprisonment,” the government alleges in its sentencing memorandum filed on June 6.
Stanford filed his sentence request under seal, but the government alleges in a footnote in its sentencing memorandum that Stanford requests a sentence in the range of 31-44 months, which would amount to time served because Stanford has been in custody for three years.
“Displaying an audacity that only further illustrates his depravity, Stanford seeks a sentence of time-served, brazenly arguing that there are no losses and resorting to the same baseless, self-serving arguments that the jury squarely rejected when it convicted him,” the government alleges in the memorandum in United States v Robert Allen Stanford.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 14. Ali Fazel, a criminal defense attorney for Stanford who is a partner in Scardino & Fazel of Houston, says Stanford will respond to the government’s sentencing request in writing before June 14.
Kathleen McGovern, acting chief of the fraud section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., did not immediately return a telephone message.
-- Brenda Sapino Jeffreys