Receiver In Allen Stanford Ponzi Case Says Politicians Have Not Returned More Than $1.8 Million In Tainted Contributions

Political groups and politicians have not returned more than $1.8 million in tainted campaign donations received from entities and individuals linked to the alleged Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme, according to the court-appointed receiver in the civil case against Stanford.

Ralph Janvey, the receiver, said only $87,800 had been returned by politicians. Letters requesting the money be returned went out 11 months ago.

The donations were linked to Stanford personally, Stanford International Bank Ltd., Stanford Group Co., Stanford Capital Management LLC, and Stanford executives James M. Davis and Laura Pendergest-Holt and certain entities they own or control, Janvey said.

Here is a list of donations that have not been returned. (The numerals are dollar amounts):

950,000 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
238,500 National Republican Congressional Committee
202,000 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
128,500 Republican National Committee
83,345 National Republican Senatorial Committee
25,000 Rangel Victory Fund
10,000 New Jersey Democratic State Committee
10,000 Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX)
6,600 Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
6,100 Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL)
5,000 Americans for a Republic Majority PAC
5,000 Delegate Donna Christensen (D-USVI)
5,000 Representative Charles Gonzalez (D-TX)
5,000 KPAC (affiliated with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas)
5,000 Lone Star Fund
5,000 Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY)
5,000 Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)
4,600 Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) (presidential campaign)
4,550 Representative Dan Maffei (D-NY)
4,000 Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
4,000 Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
4,000 Representative Richard Neel (D-MA)
4,000 Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)
3,300 Representative Pete Olson (R-TX)
3,300 Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY)
3,000 Representative James E. Clyburn (D-SC)
3,000 Representative Rahm Emanuel (D-IL)
3,000 Leadership PAC 2006
2,550 Representative Eric Massa (D-NY)
2,550 Representative Mike McMahon (D-NY)
2,500 Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
2,500 Freedom Fund
2,500 Representative Timothy Johnson (R-IL)
2,500 Representative Paul Kanjorski (D-PA)
2,500 Senator Mary Landreiu (D-LA)
2,500 Representative John Lewis (D-GA)
2,500 Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
2,500 National Leadership PAC
2,500 Representative Adam Putnam (R-FL)
2,500 Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR)
2,500 Former Senator John Sunnunu (R-NH)
2,500 Representative John Tanner (D-TN)
2,500 Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS)
2,300 Representative John Boccieri (D-OH)
2,300 Representative Deborah Halvorson (D-IL)
2,300 Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
2,300 Olson-Texas Victory Committee
2,300 Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)
2,100 Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
2,000 Representative Spencer Bachus (R-AL)
2,000 Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN)
2,000 Reprsentative Kevin Brady (R-TX)
2,000 Representative Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
2,000 Representative Dave Camp (R-MI)
2,000 Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
2,000 Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX)
2,000 Representative Patrick Tiberi (R-OH)
1,500 Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA)
1,500 Representative Sam Johnson (R-TX)
1,500 Representative Peter King (R-NY)
1,500 Representative Kendrick Meek (D-FL)
1,000 Representative Joe Barton (R-TX)
1,000 Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)
1,000 Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
1,000 Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
1,000 Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN)
1,000 Former Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC)
1,000 Senator Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND)
1,000 Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX)
2,000 Representative Donald Payne (D-NJ)
1,000 Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS)
500 Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN)


Here is a list of donations that have been returned. (Dates returned included. Numerals are dollar amounts):

03/24/09 14,000 Shelby for US Senate
03/24/09 1,000 Barney Frank for Congress Committee
03/24/09 4,000 Arcuri for Congress
03/24/09 2,000 Neugebauer Congressional Committee
03/24/09 1,000 Marsha Blackburn for Congress
03/24/09 8,000 Friends for Harry Reid
03/24/09 1,500 David Scott for Congress
03/24/09 1,000 Freedom Funds – Mike Crapo, Honorary Chairman
03/30/09 11,500 Chris Dodd for President
03/30/09 16,000 Friends of Chris Dodd
03/30/09 2,500 Friends of Mark Warner
04/03/09 2,300 Minnick for Congress
04/03/09 2,000 Lloyd Doggett for Congress
04/07/09 3,000 Alexander for Senate 2014, Inc.
04/08/09 2,500 Collins for Senator
04/23/09 5,000 Friends of Jay Rockefeller
05/07/09 2,500 Campaign Account of Robert Wexler
06/18/09 3,000 Mel Watt for Congress
06/18/09 5,000 Friends of John Boehner

TOTAL RETURNED AS OF JAN. 21, 2010: $87,800

Stanford is accused of multibillion-dollar fraud. He is jailed in Texas.

Campaign contributions tainted by Ponzi money also are an element of the $1.2 billion Scott Rothstein case in Florida. Records suggest that AdSurfDaily President Andy Bowdoin, implicated in an alleged $100 million Ponzi scheme, also gave political donations with tainted funds.

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