It's poss. Though it'll probably be some time before genius lawyers publicly publish the names, addresses and social security numbers of Stanford's victims, a la Bernie Madoff's, it's looking like the group might include some sporty specimens. And that's fair, we think-- if Madoff gets Kevin Bacon, Stanny should at least get Tiger, no? Yes.
Anyway: the Postclaims today that Teddy Forstmann's management firm, IMG, nudged a gaggle of its athlete clients looking for hot stock tips in the direction of Stanford Financial. According to Murdoch's minions, the possible $8 billion fraudster firm pays IMG a "low- to mid-seven-figure consulting fee" in exchange for the opportunity to manage money for Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, David Toms, Sergio Garcia, etc. IMG, of course, strongly denies the accusation, telling the rag:
"IMG does not conduct its business that way...As a company, we wouldn't have enjoyed the success we've had by engaging in such conduct. Stanford, like many other companies, came to IMG to assist with its golf business because of our history and expertise in the area. Any suggestion otherwise is just wrong." A little lady doth protest too much, perhaps, but okay. Representatives for Stanford, presumably spending the remainder of the month in a halfway house, did not return calls for comment.
Related: Stand By Your Man