Obama isn't the only politician who has declined to return Stanford campaign contributions to help make Stanford's defrauded investors whole. A total of 39 candidates and committees have kept their campaign funds despite the pleas by the receiver.
Texas financier Robert Allen Stanford was convicted on 13 out of 14 criminal counts of fraud. But what most stories failed to mention was the large amount of his clients' cash that was spent on campaign contributions, greasing the corrupt nexus of money and politics for personal gain.
An Antiguan American lawyer has given me documents that laid out allegations to the Justice Department five years ago that Stanford was corrupting Antigua officials, and potentially violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.