CNN, Fri June 19, 2009 - Texas billionaire Stanford arrested in U.S.

(CNN) — Texas billionaire Allen Stanford was taken into custody Thursday night on a fraud-related charge in Stafford, Virginia, the FBI said.

FBI Supervisory Special Agent M.A. Myers would not provide further details on Stanford’s arrest, but his attorney, Dick DeGuerin, told CNN that Stanford had surrendered to agents.

Stanford, accused of a $9.2 billion fraud by U.S. regulators, denied all wrongdoing in a tearful interview in April during which he threatened to punch his questioner in the mouth.