FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Thomas Raffanello, a former global director of security at the Fort Lauderdale office of Stanford Financial Group, was charged Thursday with three counts of conspiracy to obstruct a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proceeding and to destroy documents in a federal investigation; obstruction of a proceeding before the SEC; and destruction of records in a federal investigation.
The indictment was announced Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer and Acting U.S. Attorney Jeffrey H. Sloman of the Southern District of Florida.
Also charged with another count of conspiracy and of obstruction is Bruce Perraud, SFG’s former global security specialist in Fort Lauderdale. On June 12, he was charged with one count of destruction of records in a federal investigation.
They are scheduled to make initial appearances at the U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale today.
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