BUSINESS
03/29/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bush Stanford Connection: Dubya Congratulates Financier On St. Croix Expansion

George W. Bush spoke at a reception for fraudster Allen Stanford in 2006. He was just one of many politicians in Stanford's web, but it makes sense that the two would have a relationship given the Texas connection and the fact that Stanford's Latin American business interests dovetailed with Bush's foreign-policy interests in the hemisphere.

A reader alerted us to this Stanford newsletter from just last February in which Bush and his wife Laura congratulate Stanford on their new St. Croix expansion.

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