Jailed mega-financier Sir R. Allen Stanford’s sweating it out in a Conroe, Texas, jail cell – quite literally.
It’s been at least 100 throughout central Texas this past week, and Stanford – who is used to the island breezes of Antigua – isn’t enjoying his stay in Conroe, where his attorney says conditions are “intolerable” – high heat, at least 8-10 guys in the same cell, no power!!
Shee’s, I’d be unhappy to. I bet it stinks in there!! They shouldda mentioned that, too. The judge might have been more sympathetic with that details.
Anyway, Stanford’s attorney, Dick DeGuerin of Houston, has tried and tried to get him out of Conroe. First, he said they weren’t very helpful with allowing for attorney visits.
Now, we learn Sir Allen’s been “in total darkness” in his crowded cell for part of last week and without A/C for at least a week. He also says they don’t have ANY WINDOWS.
Well, no kidding.
Stanford and DeGuerin want him moved to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility in downtown Houston because of this suffering, as well as need to prepare “for his complex trial.”
No trial date yet, but he and other co-defendants have a hearing court date in September.
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No big surprise: State Republican Sen. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo has filed candidacy papers to run for Congress against conservative Democrat Rep. Travis Childers of Booneville.
Nunnelee’s been hinting for months, then he turned up at a GOP training camp in D.C., after all-but-saying to the Daily Journal he was running.
The race is in 2010, which means Nunnelee has one more regular session of the Legislature to deal with before voters make a choice.
That can’t be very much fun as chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee to be looking over your shoulder or gauge your decisions, worrying about the political fallout.
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More to come… Patsy