Allen Stanford, American Drug Lord

Daniel Hopsicker

Daniel Hopsicker is an investigative journalist and the author of two books on transnational crime, Welcome to Terrorland and Barry & the Boys.

12 Responses

  1. Larry Piltz says:

    Oh, boy, great stuff!  Can't wait for more.  Thanks for your indefatigability.

  2. dre says:

    cool can't wait to hear what secrets unfold in the life of allen stanford….. especially how he lured most of the cricketers to join his bank with his so-called high rate intrest 😛

  3. Toby says:

    So what does it take to be a member of the jet-set American cocaine kingpin crowd?  Do you have to know the right people to get the private planes and landing strip territories?  Do you have to have connections to money launderers up front, or do you have to belong to an underground organization to qualify?  Exactly what does it take to get "IN" with the "in-crowd?"  The right Politics? 

  4. GoodJobBob says:

    I guess that just goes to show that no amount of tin-foil wil protect your brain from the Antiguan sun!

  5. ed11561 says:

    What good is all of this, if all the scumbags like Bush&Clinton continued to get away with all their crimes & even got elected Presidents afterward? It means nothing.Too bad Seal's fate didn't coincide with both Bush&clinton.
    THAT would have been JUSTICE.

  6. dhopsicker says:

    it helps to be born in texas, apparently.

  7. John says:

    Just to clarify, the above article alludes to "The Farm" being affiliated with a 3-letter agency based on the grounds of the US Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia.  That would be the FBI.  "The Farm" is actually a CIA training facility located just off I-95 in Williamgsburg, Virginia.

  8. dhopsicker says:

    Thanks. I stand corrected. The proximity between Fredericksburg, where Stanford was picked up, and a CIA facility located, not mere footsteps, but 104 miles away, makes using it to allude to Stanford’s rumored CIA ties, clearly, an allusion too far.

  9. Toby says:

    Porter Goss's organic farm is in Rapidan, Va., the  boonies an hour west of Fredericksburg.  He resigned abruptly as CIA director under GWB, was it 2006?  Also has or had a home in Sanibel.

  10. Toby says:

    There is said to be or have been a noted drug landing strip at Mandeville, LA.  Richard Merrill was involved in more than Louisiana.
    "On the morning of November 3, 1981, investigators discovered a Jeep pick-up truck and a Robalo speed boat from Florida parked at the Ramada Inn in Slidell. Further investigation revealed that the truck and boat belonged to Richard Merrill, a suspected smuggler who was a guest at the motel. Officers placed the truck and boat under surveillance."

  11. Mike Levine says:

    Nice reporting… 
    Mike L

  1. June 6, 2013

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