New jail home for R. Allen Stanford

September 28, 2009 4:00:03 PM PDT
Texas financier R. Allen Stanford will be moved from the lockup where he got into a jail fight that left him with a concussion. U.S. District Judge David Hittner ordered him moved from the Joe Corley Detention Facility in Conroe, north of Houston, to the Federal Detention Center in downtown Houston.

Stanford attorney Kent Schaffer told The Associated Press that his client got "a concussion, two black eyes, a broken nose" as a result of the Thursday fight. Schaffer says Stanford was returned to the lockup Sunday afternoon.

But the Houston judge's Friday order, made public today, seems unconnected to Stanford's Thursday fight with another inmate.

The judge's order responds to a defense request that the Corley facility interfered with their ability to meet with their client and review the large number of records in the case.

Stanford's accused of running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme.

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