R. Allen Stanford, charged with leading a $7 billion investment fraud, may be faking amnesia and should be tried in January as scheduled, prosecutors said, citing a prison medical evaluation.
Stanford’s scores on medical and neuropsychological tests “were sufficiently low as to evidence that he either was not trying or was faking,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregg Costa said, citing a doctor’s report. The prosecutor, in the proposed court order filed yesterday, asked U.S. District Judge David Hittner in Houston to find Stanford competent to stand trial.
A doctor who evaluated the defendant at a federal prison in Butner, North Carolina, “concluded that Stanford’s performance indicated that he was ‘blatantly simulating cognitive defects/known to be malingering,’” Costa said.
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