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Another 100+ Years for a Ponzi Schemer

Allen Stanford was facing up to 230 years for bilking investors out of $7 billion in one of the largest frauds in US history.  As a reminder, Bernie Madoff, the most famous name in Ponzi schemes aside from Charles Ponzi himself, received a sentence of 150 years for his $20 billion fraud.  So in the interest of parity, it makes sense that Stanford got a lesser sentence, of 110 years.

A prior post found here has more information regarding Stanford’s crimes and Ponzi schemes in general.

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Renee Howdeshell

Renee Howdeshell is a founding member of Fulcrum Inquiry, an accounting, finance and economic consulting firm that performs damage analyses for commercial litigation, forensic accountings, royalty & distribution audits, financial investigations, and business valuations. Ms. Howdeshell holds a degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has testified as an expert witness in federal court, CA state court and arbitration regarding the results of her work. She can be reached at (213) 787-4112 and her resume is available at www.fulcrum.com.

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