Sir Allen Stanford's Circle of Friends (Slideshow)

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Sir Allen Stanford is nowhere to be found in the wake of the SEC’s allegations that his bank was at the centre of an “ongoing massive fraud” as large as $8 billion.

But even though his offices have been shuttered around the country, he leaves behind a coeterie of well-connected, high-profile pals from the world of sports and politics.

Here’s our list of Stanford’s buddies and how they’ve gotten to know the man behind the scam.

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