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FBI seeks victims of Stanford

Associated Press / March 10, 2009
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DES MOINES, Iowa - If you had money invested with Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford's company, Stanford Financial Group, or any of its affiliates in recent years, the FBI wants to talk to you.

In a statement yesterday, the agency said investors may be victims of a multibillion-dollar fraud and encouraged them to submit their names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses to the FBI.

Investigators are seeking information on amounts invested and losses with Stanford Financial Group or its affiliated companies.

Stanford, which provided wealth management services to customers in about 140 countries, is under investigation by the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission, which has accused Stanford and his finance chief, James M. Davis, of conducting a "massive Ponzi scheme" through companies they controlled.

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