R. Allen Stanford is not a popular person to defend.
But one does not have to defend what Stanford allegedly did in building his financial empire to decry the treatment that he has received from the federal government since his indictment in early 2009.
Earlier posts on this blog pointed out the federal government’s unusually brutal treatment of Stanford pending his trial on business fraud charges that will probably take place sometime next year. The U.S. Department of “Justice” routinely responded to Stanford’s mistreatment by contending that nothing unusual had occurred with regard to Stanford and that he was being treated the same as any other defendant who was being held in prison pending trial.
Well, that contention appears to be bullshit, to put it mildly.
The Daily Mail Online finally obtained photos of Stanford after he had been attacked in prison (H/T Henry Blodget) and they depict injuries that are even worse than those described in Stanford’s court pleadings.
Now, before our eyes, the presumption of innocence has been eviscerated in the Stanford case with nary a peep of protest other than from Stanford’s attorneys and a few bloggers.
“When the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, the laws all being flat?”
“[D]o you really thing you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then?”