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Allen Stanford Injured In Prison Fight

First Posted: 09-28-09 12:50 PM   |   Updated: 11-28-09 05:12 AM

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Stanford Jail Fight

CONROE, Texas -- Texas financier R. Allen Stanford returned to a lockup after being hospitalized for treatment of a concussion following a jail fight.

Court-appointed attorney Kent Schaffer told the Associated Press on Monday that his client had superficial injuries from a fight Thursday.

Details on Stanford's fight with another inmate, at the Joe Corley Detention Facility in Conroe, were not immediately released.

Schaffer said Stanford, who has denied allegations of running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, had "a concussion, two black eyes, a broken nose."

Schaffer says testing determined the concussion was not a problem any longer. He says Stanford was returned Sunday afternoon to the lockup about 40 miles north of Houston.

Stanford is charged with bilking investors of the now-defunct Stanford Financial Group. Schaffer says a status hearing is Oct. 14.

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