Last May, accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford’s lawyers asked that their clients be let out of prison for two reasons. 1) Keeping him there ahead of his trial, scheduled to start in January 2011, was unconstitutional and 2) he was getting this shit beat out of him, including one incident in which he was “so savagely beaten that he lost all feeling in the right side of his face and lost near-field vision in his right eye. The court decided not to let him out and he has again been roughed up a bit.

‘I was on the telephone and some of the other people in the cell didn’t like it,’ Stanford told a friend who visited him, according to the Sunday Times. ‘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 chained up. 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.

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  1. Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    Holy shit– talk about being upgefuckd. Dude looks like he was hit by a train.

  2. Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    Holy shit– talk about being upgefuckd. Dude looks like he was hit by a train.

  3. Posted by Omega man | November 8, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    Thank you sir, may I have another?

  4. Posted by Never use your cell phone | November 8, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    Committing capital over the phone to a unique rare earth metals opportunity can be dangerous. Especially from prison.

  5. Posted by Homosaurus | November 8, 2010 at 8:20 PM

    Prison sex is the best sex.

  6. Posted by Guest22 | November 8, 2010 at 8:20 PM

    Three words: White collar boxing.

  7. Posted by CobraManCock | November 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    Naah, tis but a flesh wound…..

  8. Posted by Rho2Gamma | November 8, 2010 at 8:25 PM

    He was hit…by a train of latinos foot fucking his face.

  9. Posted by Sir_Alan | November 8, 2010 at 8:25 PM

    You should see what I did to the other guy’s fists.

  10. Posted by Big Al | November 8, 2010 at 8:24 PM

    Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person.

  11. Posted by Guest | November 8, 2010 at 8:24 PM

    Nobody deserves this even if they sucked out your retirement. This is the U.S. and should be a civilized nation even in prison. Those conditions reminds me of a fucking prison in Beijing.

  12. Posted by Shia Feva | November 8, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Check your motives!
    This…..is……AMERICA!

  13. Posted by Choices | November 8, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    If, as a 25 year old you were given the choice of living like a king for 35 years, then going to jail and getting the shit kicked out of you every now and then, what would you choose? He and Madoff are getting off easy, no matter how many ass whippings they take.

  14. Posted by Rho2Gamma | November 8, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    If he was on the phone during this, there is guaranteed to be a recording of the attack. Possible guesses of the transcript?

    Stanford: Yeah, so move my money from Argentina to Columbia..hold on a sec.
    Prisoner: Hey holmes, I gots to call my lady essay.
    Stanford: Hold the fuck on a minute. I am making a deal larger than your family that I hired to do my yard work.
    Stamford: [cries for help and loud pounding noises]

  15. Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    I could help teach you defense for right price

  16. Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    I could help teach you defense for right price

  17. Posted by Guest26 | November 8, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    If having your face beaten to a pulp by criminals is not your cup of tea–STOP BREAKING THE LAW ASSHOLE!!!

  18. Posted by Rho2Gamma | November 8, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    Ass whooping maybe, but what about ass poundings?

  19. Posted by Guest | November 8, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    this is a little ridiculous. yes he’s the scum of the earth, but that’s a pretty severe beating. whatever happened to prison rape? that’s something he deserves, stuff like this only gets him sympathy.

  20. Posted by Te123 | November 8, 2010 at 8:43 PM

    You haven’t provided an alternative choice.

  21. Posted by Guest | November 8, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    Yes well he has yet to be convicted chief. The jury is still out.

  22. Posted by Guest | November 8, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    what’s my life like for the remaining 10 years?

  23. Posted by trojan | November 8, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    Your arm’s off!

  24. Posted by trojan | November 8, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    how does scamming a billion get you smashed, but smashing a guy with your benz gets you a ticket?

  25. Posted by indridcold | November 8, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    i don’t understand what they mean by he “lost” all feeling?

  26. Posted by Shia Feva | November 8, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    “I can’t feel my face. I mean, I can feel it, but I can’t..feel it.”

  27. Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2010 at 9:02 PM

    That beating looks worse than it really is. It’s a high probability that he is on blood thinners for his heart, causing more bleeding and bruising than normal due to a failure to clot properly.

    -guy who likes to beat up old guys on blood thinners

  28. Posted by Guest | November 8, 2010 at 9:03 PM

    seriously?

    your moral compass seems to be broken.

  29. Posted by GueSt | November 8, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    check yourself before you wreck yourself

  30. Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    I’m invincible!

  31. Posted by Charlie Potts | November 8, 2010 at 9:18 PM

    Meh. If drugs were legal there’d by about 70% fewer inmates and plenty of phone time for everybody. I bet Stanford is one of those “tough on crime” assholes.

  32. Posted by trojan | November 8, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    ok you would honestly say physical assault with a deadly weapon is a lesser crime than grand, grand larceny?
    is that you lizzie grubman?

  33. Posted by Guest | November 8, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    Would those be the Latino relatives of those he scammed in the Caribbean and Venezuela? Now there’s an occupational hazard he didn’t think of at the time…

  34. Posted by the_ponz | November 8, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    This guy aint no Madoff – - – you don’t see Madoff getting his ass kicked in jail.

  35. Posted by Guest | November 8, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    ok you would honestly say unintentionally hitting someone with your car and fleeing the scene is physical assault with a deadly weapon?
    is that you Sloth?

  36. Posted by Guest | November 8, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Knighthood means nothing these days. These pansy ass knights (even ex-knights) should learn to get medieval on people’s asses, not the other way around.

  37. Posted by loves the shank | November 8, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Had the vox populi turned on Wall St a little bit more and this could have been anyone of you assholes who were pushing mortgage deals through in 06. Half of you on here probably worked at Bear and that whole thing WAS a ponzi scheme.

    Not saying this guy isn’t a scumbag, but no one who’s innocent and can’t defend themselves deserves to sit in county and take a beating like that. And yea, you MMA dorks on an adrenaline trip stand a chance against a half dozen dudes with Amor De Rey tats across the stomach.

  38. Posted by FTW | November 8, 2010 at 9:54 PM

    The pic looks like the cover for the Geto Boys’ ‘We Can’t Be Stopped.’ Where’s Willie D and Scarface?

  39. Posted by Stone Cold Steve Austin | November 8, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    L O FUCKING L

  40. Posted by Stone Cold Steve Austin | November 8, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    L O FUCKING L

  41. Posted by ilikeboobies | November 8, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    Aren’t all markets and money nothing but a ponzi?

  42. Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    It called semi-private not cramped quarters..

    Use the bucket their handing you for your tears and put on your big girl panties til after the holidays.

  43. Posted by chiarb | November 8, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    You left out the moral dilemma off ruining the lives of hundreds perhaps thousands of people as a result of your choice to live like a king. Perhaps that is part of the problem

  44. Posted by Zoidberg | November 8, 2010 at 10:58 PM

    You win the internet.

  45. Posted by Zoidberg | November 8, 2010 at 10:57 PM

    Know how I know you’re a virgin?

  46. Posted by Guest | November 8, 2010 at 11:05 PM

    if by ‘sympathy’ you mean ‘gales of epic laughter,’ then by all means, cheerio, pip-pip!

  47. Posted by danker banker | November 8, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    use your U. of Phoenix degree to learn the difference between “their” and “they’re”

  48. Posted by The irony... | November 9, 2010 at 12:00 AM

    karma is a bitch

  49. Posted by maz | November 9, 2010 at 1:01 AM

    WINNER

  50. Posted by trojan | November 9, 2010 at 1:22 AM

    yeah dipshit, if your carelessness was to blame for the accident– reckless endangerment and hit & run (in CO, 1-3 years) are felonies. there’s physical pain and financial hardship.
    if you had a spine you’d realize how much it truly sucks to break it.

  51. Posted by Guest | November 9, 2010 at 1:45 AM

    You better hope that the tax auditor don’t come a knockin’, and if he do, that he don’t find anything. ‘Cause this is America, where committing a crime and serving time is not reserved for the strong-armed stuff, but for whoever don’t please the authorities.

  52. Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2010 at 1:59 AM

    I hope the cell wasn’t damaged.

  53. Posted by Socratic Method | November 9, 2010 at 2:52 AM

    they missed a spot…

  54. Posted by Mitch Cumstein | November 9, 2010 at 4:03 AM

    This is beyond a win. King of the internets for a week, at least.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLnbQZnBeCw

  55. Posted by Jeff | November 9, 2010 at 7:00 AM

    again proof that there must be a GOD

  56. Posted by Covey01 | November 9, 2010 at 7:37 AM

    This con artist deserves every licking! Nobody forced him to make the decision to rip-off his clients and now the prick will go to jail and have a playmate named bubba! It is a good lesson for anyone who wants to rape their clients. They all get it at the end.

  57. Posted by Guest | November 9, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    It’s almost as though a systematic starving of the governments, state and local, of America has some kind of consequences for people unfortunate enough to need basic services, such as the protection of prison guards or adequately-sized prisons. Fortunately this injustice is limited to that situation, as far as I can tell.

  58. Posted by Folly | November 9, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Always remember, you ARE innocent until PROVEN guilty. You never know in this country when you or a loved one may need this to hang on to. Innocent people DO get accused of crime. You would want to know that while you are waiting for the wheels of justice to give you your day in court, and that your must be in jail for the meantime, that you a physically safe and treated with respect.

  59. Posted by Covey01 | November 9, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    True.

  60. Posted by Rho2Gamma | November 9, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    I am under the assumption that he was acting like a big swinging dick in the jail and crossed someone the wrong way. It is his fault for not knowing his place in the slammer. Don’t matter how many jets you owned, once those bars close, you cower and cover your anus.

  61. Posted by Rho2Gamma | November 9, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    If you think this is the worst thing that happens in jail (even while awaiting trial), you need to watch the series “OZ”.

  62. Posted by Mariakr | November 9, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    If he did not steal hard working peoples money ,he would not be in prison.

  63. Posted by your mommy | November 9, 2010 at 4:41 PM

    your name is zoidberg, sir

  64. Posted by Guest | November 9, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    Probably a plot to get released to some halfway house he can escape from.

  65. Posted by loves the shank | November 9, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    No, not at all in the least. Couldn’t be wronger. No boobies for a week.

  66. Posted by Starting to dislike this guy | November 9, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    The more you comment on things, the more your previous comments start to make sense. It’s not that you’re a bad person – you just persist at succeeding in life which is an inherently insurmountable task.

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    ANNNNNNNNND…..boom goes the dynamite.

  68. Posted by Shia Feva | November 8, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    ANNNNNNNNND…..boom goes the dynamite.

  69. Posted by MooseFister | November 8, 2010 at 10:09 PM

    What if the person dies because you failed to stop and call an ambulance?

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    you forgot the “chiggidy”

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    you forgot the “chiggidy”

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