For some of Sir Allen's victims, the playbook for getting back to even includes a chapter on a multi-billion dollar suit against the Antiguan government. You might think suing an entire government was little more than a knee-jerk reaction to the news Antigua's chief banking supervisor, and Allen Stanford blood brother, Leroy King did his part to help the knight pull off his charade. But the victims appear to be quite serious about their own blood quest. If reason alone won't convince the Caribbean island to pay up, maybe making them sweat about where their next development dollar is going to come from will do the trick.
The Stanford Victims Coalition and the law firm Morgenstern & Blue sent a letter on Friday to over 50 US senators and congressmen asking them to block Antigua from receiving any funding from the IMF.
It's been a few months since the Antiguan government received the head's up that its annual GDP for the next generation is expected to make Stanford victims whole. Maybe they've reconsidered their stance on the merits of the suit.
Chairman of the Antigua Labour Party Gaston Browne said efforts by a group of United States investors to sue the local government over the Sir Allen Stanford matter is out of line.
"That case is not a justifiable one, the investors had a private contract with Stanford, they don't have any contractual agreement between themselves and the government and for them now to look for the government to pay them is absolute nonsense."
Unfortunately for Antigua, in an environment where people successfully use hot coffee and psychic powers as means to a winning lottery ticket, the threat of absolute nonsense is all too real to completely overlook.