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United States v. Robert Allen Stanford et al.


United States v. Robert Allen Stanford et al.
Court Docket Number: 4:09-cr-342 (S.D. of Texas)

Court Assigned: This case is assigned to Judge David Hittner, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Courtroom 8A, 8th Floor, United States Courthouse, 515 Rusk Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002.

Latest Update: On February 24, 2021, defendant Leroy King was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Criminal Charges: On June 18, 2009, 5 defendants were indicted for their roles in a $7 billion scheme to defraud investors. The defendants are:

1) Robert Allen Stanford
2) Laura Pendergest-Holt
3) Gilberto Lopez
4) Mark Kuhrt
5) Leroy King

The charges against the first four defendants have been resolved. If you would like to view the outcomes of these defendants, please visit the following webpages: United States v. Robert Allen Stanford and United States v. Laura Pendergest-Holt and United States v. Gilberto Lopez and Mark Kuhrt.

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The information on this website will be updated as new developments arise in the case. If you have any questions, please call the Victim Assistance Line toll-free at (888) 549-3945 or email us at

Presumption of Innocence: It is important to keep in mind that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty and that presumption requires both the court and our office to take certain steps to ensure that justice is served.

Crime Victims’ Rights Act and Right to Retain Counsel: The Crime Victims’ Rights Act (18 U.S.C. § 3771) applies only to victims of the counts charged in federal court, and thus individuals may not be able to exercise all of these rights if the crime of which the individual is a victim was not charged. Section 377I(c)(2) of this Act requires that we advise you that you have the right to retain counsel. Although the statute specifically sets forth your right to seek advice of an attorney with regard to your rights under the statute, there is no requirement that you retain counsel. The Government may not recommend any specific counsel, nor can the Government (or the Court) pay for counsel to represent you. Government attorneys represent the United States.

If you elect to obtain counsel to represent your interests, please have your attorney notify this office in writing at: U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW, Bond Building, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20530, Attention: Victim Witness Unit; fax: (202) 514-3708; or email: If you elect not to retain counsel to represent your interests, you do not need to do anything.

Updated September 27, 2023