Ponzi Schemer Allen Stanford Shows up for Hearing in Shackles, Pleads Not Guilty
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He showed up for his hearing today with shackles on his hands and feet -- perhaps in a nod to his earlier threats to punch reporters in the face.
Stanford pleaded not guilty to the charges in a jam-packed Houston courthouse. Three other Stanford execs, including chief financial officer Laura Pendergest-Holt, also pleaded not guilty.
A judge has yet to rule whether to release Stanford on bail.