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Allen Stanford’s Twitter Complaint Fails to Win Retrial

R. Allen Stanford, found guilty of running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, lost a retrial bid in which his lawyers argued that Twitter comments by courtroom news reporters may have influenced the jury that convicted him.

“The defendant’s motion for a new trial is denied,” U.S. District Judge David Hittner in Houston ruled today without elaboration in a single-sentence decision.