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Posted: Mar 30, 2010 12:48 PM by Associated Press
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: R. Allen Stanford, investors, Ponzi scheme, Houston, federal court, U.S. District Judge David Hittner, Kent Schaffer, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, WBRZ

Texas financier R. Allen Stanford is again asking for new attorneys as he awaits trial on charges he bilked investors out of $7 billion as part of a massive Ponzi scheme.

A motion was filed in Houston federal court on Tuesday asking that Stanford's current two attorneys be replaced by two others.

The motion, if granted by U.S. District Judge David Hittner, would give Stanford his fourth set of lawyers in less than a year.

Kent Schaffer is one of the two attorneys Stanford wants replaced.

He says he's happy to step aside because there was conflict with Stanford over how to try the case.

Stanford has been jailed since he was indicted in June on various charges, including wire and mail fraud.

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