Monday, November 8, 2010

Stanford Moved After Prison Fight Leaves Him Injured

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog writes today about two pieces of jailhouse-violence-news to bring you on Monday in regard to disgraced Houston businessman R. Allen Stanford. He was granted a transfer Monday from a private Texas jail to a federal one closer to his lawyers in downtown Houston. The transfer came in the wake of news that Stanford got into a fight with an inmate on Thursday, in which he suffered a concussion, two black eyes and a broken nose, according to his lawyer, Kent Schaffer. Click here for that story, from Bloomberg news; click here

for previous LB coverage of the Stanford saga.

Federal District Judge David Hittner signed an order transferring Stanford without mentioning the fight, which happened in Conroe, north of Houston, where Mr. Stanford, 59, has been held since he was indicted in June.

“The court recognizes the extraordinary nature and complexity of this case, the extent and gravity of the charges levied against Stanford, the hundreds of thousands of records involved, and the enormous amount of time no doubt necessary to review those documents and adequately prepare a defense,” Judge Hittner said in his order.

Stanford has denied any wrongdoing in connection with 21 felony charges.

In other news, according to this story in the U.K.’s Daily Mail, Stanford was beaten unconscious in October of last year while an inmate at Conroe.

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