Allen Stanford beaten up by jail inmates
November 8, 2010
By Daily Mail Reporter
Bloodied and bruised, this is the shocking picture of cricket tycoon Allen Stanford after a beating by jail inmates.
His neck in a brace, his eye bleeding and half-closed and his head bandaged.
The final humiliation for Stanford, 61, awaiting trial accused of masterminding a $7 billion fraud, was his feet and hands were
shackled as he was taken to hospital.
Once he posed with a perspex case containing $20million at Lord's cricket ground, after being hailed as the saviour of
But that counted for nothing at the private prison in Conroe near Houston, Texas, and the inmates sharing his cell.
"I was on the telephone and some of the other people in the cell didn't like it," he told a friend who visited him, according
to the Sunday Times.
Attacked: The tycoon sits on a hospital trolley with his neck in a brace, his eye half-shut and a bandage wrapped around
his head after the assault by jail prisoners in Texas
"They said something to me and then two of them jumped me and kept punching me and kicking me in the head."
"I lost consciousness, but at one time I came round and grabbed one of them by the leg. That just set them off a again".
The guards burst into the cell and shackled Stanford before taking him to a hospital where he underwent an operation while still
Stanford suffered fractures to his eye socket, cheek bones and severe bruising to his body.
He has lost all feeling in the right side of his face. No one has been punished for the attack and he spent three weeks in
solitary confinement, before being moved to another prison.
The assault happened in October last year in a cell holding 14 other men. It was designed to hold eight inmates and at the
time had no electricity, air conditioning and was in virtual darkness.
The friend claimed the inmates were "on edge" with each other because of the cramped conditions.
Shackled: Allen Stanford is bound hand and foot at the hospital near Houston
Stanford, who faces 21 charges at his trial which begins in January, had made three requests to be moved to
His downfall began after he signed a deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board in June 2008 for five Twenty20
international matches between England and a West Indies all-star XI with a prize of $20 million.
He was caught flirting with the wives and girlfriends of England's cricketers and was seen to grab Emma Prior, wife
of wicket-keeper Matt and pull her onto his lap before putting an arm round Alistair Cook's girlfriend.
An assessment of Stanford's health was prepared for a court by Victor Scarano, a forensic psychiatrist.
He wrote: "Mr Stanford described himself as a breathing corpse with increased episodes of despair, hopelessness and helplessness".
Cricket mogul Stanford sent to US prison hospital.
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The Killer wrote on November 30, 2010 at 07:19
Who is behind that Attack?
It seems somebody wants Stanford death! Is it the DOJ or the Republican? What a corrupted country is
the USA ;-)