Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Billionaire Fraudster Really Enjoys His Cricket

Sir Allen Stanford is known in the cricket world for setting up the Twenty20 last year between the England squad and an all-star international squad. He is known in the financial world for allegedly perpetrating an $8 billion "certificates of deposit" fraud.

Given his behavior at cricket matches, he's probably still more popular within the financial world.


Lingering Bursitis said...

What makes that video funnier is that those girls are the WAGs of the England team, who were playing a game at the time right in front of him. He paid for the game, put up prize money, etc, paid for the stadium and assembled the team England were scheduled to play. Then, once they took the field, he set up this little soiree with their significant others.

A true class act!

Spectator said...

It makes me feel slightly better that Stanford claims he is now totally broke, although "totally broke" probably only means "all my money is hidden in offshore accounts."