'Sir' Allen Stanford? Not in Antigua Any More

Associated Press

It's no longer "Sir" Allen Stanford.

The panel that approves candidates for knighthood in the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda has voted to rescind the honor granted to Texas financier R. Allen Stanford in 2006.

The chairwoman of the National Honors Committee says the panel voted unanimously to revoke Stanford's title.

Jacqui Quinn-Leandro Quinn-Leandro said Monday the panel took the action because of the embarrassment Stanford caused the country with the alleged Ponzi scheme he ran from his Antigua-based offshore bank.

The vote needs the signature of the governor general but that is considered a formality. The country has never before revoked such an award.