The Gilded Age
No love for this Sir: Antigua takes title from Stanford
The man once known as the King of Antigua is no longer even a knight of the realm.
R. Allen Stanford, the bombastic Texas financier who allegedly was running a $7 billion ponzi scheme from his bank in Antigua and Barbuda, was awarded a knighthood in 2006 and now has had his title revoked by the National Honors Committee. When the governor general signs off of the unanimous decision, it will be the first time the island nation has ever rescinded such an honor.