R. Allen Stanford, once considered one of the wealthiest people in the U.S. with a financial empire that spanned the Americas, was convicted on charges he bilked investors out of more than $7 billion. He received a 110-year sentence. (Associated Press)

R. Allen Stanford, once considered one of the wealthiest people in the U.S. with a financial empire that spanned the Americas, was convicted on charges he bilked investors out of more than $7 billion. He received a 110-year sentence. (Associated Press)