I think Robert Allen Stanford is innocent. I'm not convinced of the ponzi-scheme allegations brought against him. It much looks like a dirty game played on him by the SEC together with his enemies. His case is IMHO a revenge for the Madoff case, ie. a scapegoat in the "secret big game played behind the scene"... Can someone explain what was wrong with his CDs? Why is it "wrong" when he outperforms the market, making double digit returns (16% p.a. for example)? That court case stinks, I would say in this case the justice was corrupted; Stanford hasn't deserved a 110 years sentence .