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N.Y. congressman sought Chavez's help for disgraced banker Stanford

• McClatchy News
 Three years before Allen Stanford's worldwide banking network collapsed, he called on a key member of the Caribbean Caucus to help him settle a crisis.

The president of his bank in Venezuela had turned on Stanford after being accused of stealing from the company, filing a lawsuit and publicly questioning whether Stanford was orchestrating a fraud.

Enraged at his former executive, Stanford placed a call in March 2006 to Democratic House member Gregory Meeks with a rare request: Go to President Hugo Chávez and seek a criminal investigation of Gonzalo Tirado. 

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Comment by Lola Flores
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 Oh, the horror!  What next?  Borrowing money from China?  Oh, no, wait, they're already doing that!

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