Stanford Sought '97 Meeting over Investigation

Sources: The banker now facing fraud charges was then feeling hounded by government agencies, so he asked to meet with a U.S. ambassador

In 1997, R. Allen Stanford was deeply frustrated. For much of the 10 prior years, a parade of U.S. law enforcement agencies had either looked into or investigated the activities of his offshore bank in Antigua. None of the alphabet soup of government agencies—FBI, DEA, SEC, IRS—had filed any charges against him or his Stanford International Bank, but he remained under scrutiny.

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