The Guy Knew His Mark

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February 23, 2009 9:41 a.m.

We’re trying to dig in to find out just what accused securities crook Allen Stanford was getting for all that money he was pouring into Washington. But just looking on the surface, what’s

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remarkable is how many of the members of Congress who went on his various junkets ended up getting in legal trouble or going to the slammer for entirely different scandals. Here’s a photogallery of an event he held at the Longworth House Office Building. And here’s another photo gallery of a junket to Antigua.

Now there are a number of members of Congress in good standing. It’s not that everyone on the trip was a crook. Far from it. But if you were a crook, not much question that Sir Allen sought you out. You’ve got Rep. Bob Ney, Rep. John Sweeney, Rep. Katherine Harris, Rep. Tom Feeney.

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Say whatever else you want about him, he knew his mark. Check out the galleries to see more.

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