Robert Allen Stanford, who is serving a 110-year sentence for orchestrating a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme, was entitled to some explanation when a federal court denied his bid for compassionate release, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said Thursday.
Stanford asked to be released based on the dangers posed by the pandemic, his age, and a preexisting heart condition. He also argued that there were “extraordinary and compelling reasons” to grant him relief, claiming that his wire fraud conviction was wrongful because it was based on a “purely intrastate wire transmission….”
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