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Sir Stanford Not Going Downtown Without A Fight

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Thought Allen Stanford was going to go the way of Bernie Madoff? Think again! The cricket lover has denied his biz was a Ponzi scam, and claims that meddling bastard US regulators caused a run on Stanford Financial. Stan's lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, agrees. "He's not a swindler," DeGuerin said yesterday. "This isn't a Ponzi scheme. He was able to pay back every investor until the regulators came in like storm troopers, caused a panic, and his banks got nationalized in Venezuela and Antigua."