Allen Stanford Lawyer Sued by Receiver for Aiding Fraud
By Edvard Pettersson & Thomas Korosec - Feb 1, 2013 12:01 AM ET
A lawyer who worked for convicted financier R. Allen Stanford and two law firms that employed the attorney were sued by the receiver for Stanford’s business over claims they aided his Ponzi scheme.
The court-appointed receiver, Ralph Janvey, filed a complaint yesterday in federal court in Dallas. He accuses Thomas Sjoblom, the lawyer, and Proskauer Rose LLP, where Sjoblom was a partner from 2006 to 2009, and Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where Sjoblom was a partner from 2002 to 2006, of aiding and abetting Stanford’s fraudulent scheme.
Stanford, 62, was convicted in March of stealing more than $2 billion from depositors at his Antigua bank to finance a lavish personal lifestyle that included private jets, yachts and mansions. He is serving a 110-year term in a federal prison in Florida as he appeals his conviction and sentence.
Sjoblom, in the summer of 2005, joined a conspiracy at Houston-based Stanford Financial to obstruct a U.S. Securities Exchange Commission investigation into the Ponzi scheme, according to Janvey’s complaint.
“Sjoblom, who had 20 years of experience as a senior lawyer in the SEC’s Enforcement Division, spent the next four years delaying and obstructing the investigation by lying to the SEC,” Janvey said.
The receiver accuses the lawyer of falsely stating that he had personally confirmed Stanford Financial wasn’t a Ponzi scheme, instructing Stanford Financial to hide documents from the SEC, misrepresenting the existence and nature of the SEC’s investigation to Stanford Group Co.’s auditors, and offering false testimony to the SEC.
Sjoblom didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail after regular business hours yesterday seeking comment on the lawsuit.
Nick Clark, a spokesman for Proskauer, had no immediate comment, and Andrew Blum, a Chadbourne spokesman, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment on the lawsuit after regular business hours.
The case is Janvey v. Proskauer, 13-00477, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (Dallas)."
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2003 09 02 Supreme Court of New York Appellate Division First Department Departmental Disciplinary Committee letter that was lost for months regarding holding off investigation of Kenneth Rubenstein, Proskauer Rose, Raymond Joao and Meltzer Lippe Goldstein Wolf & Schlissel.
2001 01 17 Utley lists Kenneth Rubenstein as Board Director for SBA loan compliance documents and to Crossbow Ventures, this is contradicted in his deposition when he claims he never used Rubenstein as an advisor and Rubenstein had NOTHING to do with Iviewit, oops.
2001 01 22 Kenneth Rubenstein named as patent attorney in Wachovia Private Placement Memorandum
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2001 01 Kenneth Rubenstein biography in the Wachovia Securities PPM and also listed as Iviewit PATENT Counsel.
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2002 01 15 - AOLTW / Warner Bros. letter stating technologists checked with Kenneth Rubenstein who opined favorably on the Iviewit patents. This contradicts Rubenstein, Wheeler and Utley's statements under deposition and to the Florida Bar and the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division First Department Disciplinary Committee. REMEMBER, RUBENSTEIN STATES HE KNOWS NOTHING AND PROSKAUER NEVER OPINED OR DID PATENT WORK. ooooops
1999 01 08 Christopher Wheeler of Proskauer Rose letter regarding delaying getting back to inventor Bernstein after receiving patent disclosures.
2002 01 15 AOLTW / Warner Bros. investment due diligence letter stating that Rubenstein opined favorably on the patents.
1999 01 15 Proskauer letter regarding Iviewit Corporation a company that disappears although bills are generated through it.
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2002 11 21 Christopher Wheeler deposition stating he does not know about the video inventions = Contradictory evidence shows that Wheeler was sent video invention disclosures and then later in his deposition he claims to have been at video disclosure meeting with Intel and Real3D engineers.
1999 01 28 Letter from Iviewit to Albert Gortz of Proskauer Rose asking why Kenneth Rubenstein was not at Proskauer Rose as was told to Iviewit Shareholders and instead was found to be at Meltzer Lippe Goldstein Wolf & Schlissel